Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

In Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, Bad Kitty's family gets a baby.  Chapter two is called "what  the heck is that thing?" They do the pussycat olympics. The baby wins. Kitty doesn't like it.   Kitty loves baby after she finds out baby was adopted. -The Peanut, age 8

This is the first Bad Kitty book we've read together, but it won't be the last! We loved this book, laughing out loud in several spots. Bad Kitty is upset when her family brings home another creature. At first, she believes this thing to be another dog (heaven forbid!), but decides it must be a cat when it wins every event in the Pussycat Olympics. The ending is adorable: Bad Kitty fawns over baby once she discovers baby was adopted, just like Bad Kitty was. I thought it was the perfect way for Bad Kitty to have a change of heart. 

The pictures in this series are big and bold; reading a Bad Kitty book is almost like reading a longer, black-and-white picture book. With its humor (much of it body-related, to Peanut's delight) and its appealing graphics, this series seems perfect for reluctant readers. We are new fans of a Bad Kitty! - Mama, age withheld

You can find Bad Kitty at your local library (check the graphic novel section if you can't find it under author Nick Bruel's name), or here