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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel
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Nov 28, 09

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Read in November, 2009

Bad Kitty Gets A Bath

Grades 2nd-4th

This chapter book is like none other that I have seen. It has a large amount of illustrations that support the text and each are humorous and cartoonish. The colors used in the pictures are black, white and shades of gray. The text varies immensely in size from 12 font to taking up half the page for one word. This variance grabs the readers’ attention and gives the effect the author was trying to create. Each chapter is about 10 pages long which makes it manageable for a beginning reader. The conflict throughout this story is of kitty trying to escape taking a bath. The idea of the dog having to take a bath after the kitty is the only thing that persuades the kitty in the tub. Children will definitely relate to the kitty because bath time is usually a point of contention at one point between a parent and child.

Science/Language Arts

Language Arts example: Have the students compose a story about a time when they did not want to take a bath. Ask them to elaborate on the particulars of the event. After the first draft is complete have the students add humorous details and illustrations that will create a visual picture of the event.
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