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Bad Kitty for President (Bad Kitty)

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The votes are in--it's a Bad Kitty landslide!

It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosen by the kitties on the left side of the street? When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never bothe
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Roaring Brook Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Paul  Hankins
The seat of the president of the Neighborhood Cat Club has been occupied by Old Kitty for some time. Now, old and tired (and having served his two allowable terms), a new candidate must rise from the ranks and take the lead. . .

FEH!

But after some convincing from the narrator, Kitty decides to take on the roll of president. . .but not so fast, Kitty, fancy outfits don't make you the president. There are steps to follow here.

Uncle Murray steps in to explain the primary system. But the primary sys
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Theresa
Oct 28, 2012 Theresa rated it liked it
Bad Kitty for President is another of Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty novels. In this, the Neighborhood Cat Club President’s term is up and the position is open. Bad Kitty wishes to make laws about other cats invading the neighborhood so he is convinced by the narrator to run for president. The book goes through primaries, political parties, campaigning, and much more in a fun way. This novel explains a great deal, especially with the “Uncle Murray’s Fun Facts” pages. Realistic kid questions are asked an ...more
Melissa Wehunt
Nov 13, 2014 Melissa Wehunt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe it...I actually lol'd several times. Quick and fun and educational...glad my previous recommendations turned out to be right on. :) Oh, and loved the illustrations!
Ashley
it is a book about a pointless topic, i don't think this cat has a purpose in life- caroline spaeth
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
After I read this book I realized something about Nick Bruel. He has cleverly written this series of Bad Kitty books so that each one is progressively a bit more difficult to read, starting with picture books, then moving to chapter books, then moving to this one, thereby luring young readers into ever more challenging reads. However, as appealing as Bad Kitty is, I don't think this book will appeal to every fan. The story revolves around Bad Kitty wanting to be president of the Neighborhood Cat ...more
Mary Ann
May 09, 2012 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3rd, humor, 4th, cats, 5th
With trademark humor and mischief, Bruel continues the Bad Kitty series with great kid appeal in this timely installment. The Neighborhood Cat Coalition is set to elect their president and Old Kitty has decided to step down. Annoyed by the stray cats in the neighborhood, Bad Kitty springs into action when she realizes the potential power that can come with elected office. The black-and-white cartoon illustrations draw kids into the story and keep the pacing and humor moving at a good pace. The k ...more
Glenajo
Feb 11, 2012 Glenajo rated it liked it
Shelves: children
Nick Buel's Bad Kitty for President is out just in time for the presidential race this year. Bad Kitty for President includes the steps necessary to become president in easy to understand language and graphic novel format with a character that elementary students are already familiar with and enjoy. The students will enjoy most of the jokes, though many of them target higher-level humor that may appeal to middle school students. Bad Kitty runs for neighborhood president when he decides something ...more
Bonnie
Sep 09, 2012 Bonnie rated it it was ok
Bad Kitty explaining the electoral process is a stretch on a good day. When I started reading I actually thought there was potential for this to be an engaging, albeit silly way to teach kids how the presidential election works, but Bruel drops the ball when things get complicated and simply moves on without a real explanation. It is classified as Fiction, but the presentation ( a pseudo-glossary, explanatory spreads) implies that it is offering factual information, making it less fun than other ...more
Carol
Apr 23, 2012 Carol rated it liked it
Shelves: intermediate
I wish I could give this book more stars. I actually would have given it just 2.5 stars if I had been able. I love Bad Kitty - the picture book and especially the first chapter book, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath. Unfortunately, none of the other chapter books have been quite as fabulous as that. In fact, it seems as if they get wordier (the Uncle Murray parts) and not as appealing to kids. In fact, I know several children that skip the Uncle Murray lectures. I appreciate the knowledge Uncle Murray is t ...more
Jacoba
Aug 03, 2016 Jacoba rated it liked it
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel (2012)
Genre: Chapter book
Format: book
Plot summary: Kitty decides to run for President of the Neighborhood Cat Association.
Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.): No special considerations
Section source used to find the material: In class recommendation
Recommended age: Grades 2-4

Judy
Sep 12, 2012 Judy rated it it was ok
This book is written more for older children than for beginning readers, who are presumably the intended audience. It lays out the complicated process of elections, defining many terms in a glossary in the back of the book. The text explains such concepts as primaries, delegates, caucuses, nominees, debates, PACs, and super-PACs (here called 527 groups). It's a tough slog, without much room left for humor. Duck for President by Doreen Cronin is much more basic and easier to understand.
Sara
Mar 07, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
Old kitty is not going to be president anymore. Bad kitty wants to be president. He makes commercials to pretend he was good. Uncle Murray published them. Bad kitty forgot to vote. Everyone else got one vote. They voted for themselves but the twin kitty's voted for each other. They decided to let Strange kitty be the president.
William Self
Sep 30, 2014 William Self rated it really liked it
It can be difficult to get my 8 year old daughter reading. She is a fan of The Bad Kitty series. We read this book together which I am glad we did so I could expand on her questions. We read it over several days and I was worried she would lose interest but she kept asking to read just one more chapter. It is a great book to introduce children 7+ to how our democracy works.
Kyky
May 15, 2016 Kyky rated it it was amazing
This book is very funny. I like that Kitty had her usual grumpy, spitty fit. The introduction was funny. This story is probably one of the funniest stories I have ever read. I read it like 3 or 4 times. It is a good book.
Janeene
Feb 11, 2012 Janeene rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
with all the election hype, the debates, etc what better time to read this than now - for fellow Bad Kitty followers you will like it.

If I had a choice between Newt G and Bad Kitty - well, we all know who I'd vote for don't we.

Beth
Feb 24, 2012 Beth rated it it was ok
This book just wasn't as funny as the other Bad Kitty books. It had potential, but totally fell flat for me.
Cassie
Nov 19, 2015 Cassie rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, humor
I suppose this is one way to introduce young children to the political process. Bad Kitty is pretty savvy with the attack ads.
Ray
Aug 31, 2016 Ray rated it liked it
Shelves: bedtime-stories
This one made me laugh. A parody of sorts about being president and the election process.
Angie
Nov 04, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "The votes are in--it's a Bad Kitty landslide!
It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosen by the kitties on the left side of the street? When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never bothered to register to vote and the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last minute absentee ballot sent by
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Brian Smith
Nov 09, 2016 Brian Smith rated it really liked it
I chose Bad Kitty for President because of the upcoming election and I thought it might be a good way to introduce politics to school age children. The Bad Kitty series of books are popular with the second graders that I've worked with and I think they could be interesting for older kids too. The current president of the Neighborhood Cat Club, Old Kitty is getting too old to run things anymore so it's time for an election. Bad Kitty tries everything to get the vote so she can beat that nasty Big ...more
Danielle
Dec 08, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it
Shelves: eng-261
This is a great and fun way for kids to learn about roles in an election. It has facts about elections throughout the whole book. The kitty president election is set up like the U.S. election, helping kids to get a little bit of an understanding of the election. It has a lot of pictures which makes it easier to read. This book is about a 4th grade reading level. The interests level is about 3rd-5th.
Memory Toast
I really liked Bad Kitty, didn't like Bad Kitty Meets the Baby too much, and was kind of on the fence about this one.
Pam
Nov 17, 2016 Pam rated it it was amazing
Good book. A great explanation of voting and elections for children. I loved Bad Kitty's negative ad about Big Kitty - maybe he's really a dog, lol! So perfectly encaptures political ads. Also the debate was great...neither kitty answered the questions...and the moderator was the only one worth watching. Glad we read this for our parent/child book group.
Stephanie Tournas
Oct 21, 2016 Stephanie Tournas rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Bad Kitty decides to run for president of the Neighborhood Cat Club, since Old Kitty is retiring. But first he has to figure out how elections work. The story of Bad Kitty's questionable campaign is accompanied by factual information and a glossary of elections terms. Humorous black and white illustrations make this an appealing early chapter book.
Tosca Wijns-Van Eeden
A supercute informative book on how elections work. Easy to use with kids and non-americans to understand the whole crazy election process in simple terms and visual aid.
Totally loved Bad Kitty's temper tantrums
Sweetsweet
Oct 27, 2016 Sweetsweet rated it it was amazing
I loved that he's being sarcastic. It was true to what we're seeing on the election, Trump v Hilary.
Nikki
Nov 14, 2016 Nikki rated it really liked it
Shelves: parenting, comedy, america
painfully timely, competent moderator and all
Davida
Oct 29, 2016 Davida rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-emilia
Funny and eerily prophetic
Anna Wilson
Mar 29, 2016 Anna Wilson rated it it was amazing
Title: Bad Kitty for President
Author: Nick Bruel
Illustrator: (if different than author)
Genre: Graphic Novel
Theme(s): election, being fair, losing
Opening line/sentence:” This is Old Kitty.”
Brief Book Summary:
This book is about Bad Kitty wanting to run for resident of the Neighborhood Cat Club. He is annoyed with all of the stray cats coming into his neighborhood so he wants to take a stand against them. However, Bad Kitty does not run a proper campaign. This book goes through the whole election
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Nick Bruel is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of children's books including Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, and Boing!, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

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