If ever there were a book that is educational and hilarious, it’s Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel. One of several Bad Kitty books that we own, in this book Bad Kitty is running against Big Kitty to become president of the Neighborhood Cat Club because Old Kitty is leaving office next week. Once they learn all there is to know about elections, it will be time to vote.
When the Lil Princess asked me to buy her a few Bad Kitty books, I have to admit I didn’t understand it. What is so great about a naughty kitty who does less than nice things and sometimes grumbles to himself where characters like this (#@!*) appear above his head to indicate cuss words that can’t be used in a children’s book? Now that we’ve read one together, I understand it.
Bad Kitty’s antics are extreme and many kids couldn’t get away with half of what he does, so it’s funny to them. In Bad Kitty for President, children learn a great deal about elections: primaries, public relations, campaigning, advertising in the media, debates, and voting. Other characters like Uncle Murray and Edna Prunelove provide additional information and funny moments, while the book’s editor can chime in from time to time when the author leaves him notes.
I don’t think we stopped laughing until the last page. We were probably chuckling for a while afterwards too. I’m sure we’ll be reading more Bad Kitty books in the future.
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- Reading level:Ages 7 and up
- Paperback:160 pages
- Publisher:Square Fish (August 21, 2012)
- ISBN-13: 978-1250010162
- SRP: $6.99
I purchased a copy of this book as a gift for my daughter. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.