Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (full-color edition)

Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (full-color edition)

Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (full-color edition)

Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (full-color edition)


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Now in graphic novel!

The phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series is purr-fect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man and Ben Clanton's Narwhal and Jelly series, reluctant readers, comic book fans, and cranky cats.

It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and you're invited!

Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty is the second illustrated novel from bestselling author-illustrator Nick Bruel—now in full color! It's packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information — and even some suspense! Who took Kitty's presents? Why are Kitty's friends so bizarre? Readers will laugh out loud at Kitty's feline mood swings, and they'll be touched by the heartwarming visit from a surprise guest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250765345
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 12/29/2020
Series: Bad Kitty Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 229,675
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. He is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

Read an Excerpt




Today is going to be a great day! The sun is shining! The birds are singing! Flowers are blooming everywhere with all the colors of the rainbow!

You know what today is, don’t you, Kitty? Today is a very special day! Today is the kind of day that only comes once a year! Today is the kind of day that you celebrate ALL day long! Today is the kind of day that deserves a BIG, FUN PARTY!

Now, do you know what today is?


And that means we start your very special day with a very special BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST!

We made all of your favorites . . .

Aardvark Bagels, Clam Doughnuts, Eel Fritters, Grilled Hummingbirds, Iguana Jelly, Koala Lemonade, Mongoose and Nuts, Orangutan Pancakes, Quetzal Raisin bread, Snake Tortillas, Unicorn and Vegetable juice, Walrus in XO sauce, and for dessert a Yak Zabaglione!

Excerpted from Happy Birthday Bsd Kitty by Nick Bruel.

Copyright 2009 by Nick Bruel.

Published in September 2009 by Roaring Brook Press.

All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

Reading Group Guide


Word Scrambler

Directions: Unscramble the words on the left to make words you might read in the Bad Kitty books.

1. TELITR OXB_______________________________

2. URF LBAL_________________________________

3. CUELN RMYRUA___________________________

4. DBA YTITK________________________________

5. PPYPU_____________________________________

6. NTASREG KTYIT____________________________

7. HBTA_____________________________________

8. THYCTA TTKIY____________________________

9. OEMW_____________________________________

10. YAPHP DBRIYTAH__________________________

Drawing Activity

The neighborhood cats are on their way over with presents for Kitty. What will you bring her? Draw your present here so you can celebrate Kitty's birthday too!

Fill in the Words

Directions: Fill in the appropriate kind of words in the passage below from Bad Kitty Gets a Bath.

Be prepared. The first lesson that all cat owners must

____________ (VERB) is that CATS____________ (VERB) BATHS.

For your own safety, please repeat this to yourself ____________ (NUMBER) times. It's not that cats don't like baths. It's not that cats have a ____________ (ADJECTIVE)

relationship with baths. It's not that cats chose not to vote for baths in the last election. It's not that cats would rather choose ____________ (NOUN) over baths. It's not that cats neglect to send baths a card on their birthdays. It's not that cats pick baths last when they ____________ (VERB) sides for a kickball game. It's not that cats think about baths in the same way as ____________ (NOUN)

thinks about dogs. It's not that cats once thought baths are an awesome present that cost ____________ (amount) dollars, and then baths didn't have the decency to say "thank you".

It's simply that CATS HATE BATHS!!

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