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Monday, May 24, 2010

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

I got a big kick out of Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel. Naughty pet behavior is not the newest topic to write about, but it's still a crowd pleaser. Any cat lover will read the title and know that a perilous situation is at hand! In 6 chapters and 125 pages, Bruel documents the humorous horror that is cat bathing. He gives hints to help you with bath preparation (don't forget to write that letter to your loved ones), find the elusive kitty (have you looked under the lampshade?), put her in the water (negotiation? flattery? begging?) and survive the actual feline toilette. Practically every page is illustrated with black and white cartoons, mostly of the poor kitty. I laughed out loud at this and kids will too.

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