Book Review: Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty

Posted June 6, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty


Nick Bruel

picture book that was published by Roaring Brook Press on October 1, 2005 and has 40 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads or Amazon.

First in the Bad Kitty children’s picture book series.

My Take

My favorite part of this book was the info pages at the front of the book. Very clever and cute. For the rest, yes, Bruel was also quite clever in his use of the alphabet to explain how bad the kitty is, what foods the kitty liked and disliked, and how the bad kitty apologized to everyone. I could wish he had been more clever in some of his letter choices.

Cute ending, though.

The Story

Poor kitty…her owners have run out of her usual food and all they have is “healthy and delicious” which only leads this poor kitty into being a very bad kitty.

Except, oops, then her owners came home with food that kitty thinks is good (they must have a really weird grocery store) and that bad, bad kitty suddenly thinks of all sorts of ways to be a good kitty.

The Cover and Title

The cover is definitely of a Bad Kitty who has painted the title in purple paint on the white wall along with purple paw prints on the wall…tsk…bad kitty…