Bad Kitty Gets a Bath has only one thing going for it – it’s hilarious. There’s nothing educational, beautiful, or uplifting about it, except the fact that it’s stuffed full of page after page of funny things that will have you and your kids laughing until you hurt.
The book is set up quite simply. The main text is a quasi-serious “How To Bathe A Cat” manual. The illustrations, asides, sidebars, and general notes tell you just what Kitty thinks of this idea.
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is a bit longer – 144 pages – so it’s not a quick read. In fact, it might be a good introduction to chapter books for your child, as there’s not a real complex plot to keep track of between readings.
For ages, my 5-year-old got the most out of it, and the 3-year-old got some of the jokes. It’s all about how developed their sense of humor is; do they get irony, sarcasm, and the like?
Definitely a fun read.
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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel. Square Fish, 2009.