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Bad Kitty Joins the Team

(Bad Kitty Chapter Book #13)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  17 reviews
See Kitty as you've never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly) in Bad Kitty Joins the Team, the latest installment of Nick Bruel's phenomenally successful New York Times bestselling series.

Kitty is terribly out of shape--she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! When Kitty's owner catches her wheezing, Kitty is told it's time to EXERCISE.

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Roaring Brook Press
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Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all kids and interested adults!
This is one of the best books in this series! With a combination of humor and information, the reader finds out the value of a healthy diet, exercise, and taking care of one's body! Plus information about various rodents! ...more
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
So who can win a sport competition between cats or rodents? This was a funny book. It teaches kids about being active in sports, running or other exercise options. It also teaches kids not to eat junk food, that eating healthy is good for your body. Kitty is truly out of shape and cannot keep up with mouse. Mouse brings in the best rodents to beat cats and only one team is successful. Fun book for all to enjoy.
Becky B
Bad Kitty is badly out of shape, so the narrator is encouraging her to do some exercise and eat better. Meanwhile, after a discussion about traditional cat & mouse relationships Smart Kitty is challenged to a sporting competition by his best friend mouse. It is rodents versus cats in a variety of athletic challenges.

The competition between the rodents and the cats allows readers to get introduced to a variety of animals they may not know much about. Bad Kitty's health challenge is a fun way to
After Bad Kitty is told by her owner that she is out of shape and needs to exercise, Bad Kitty reluctantly agrees. Meanwhile Strange Kitty, and mouse hold a rodent vs cat competition, and Uncle Murray is the referee for the chosen events. The fun facts portion is replaced by Strange Kitty's facts, but are still informative, and Bad Kitty learns that exercise can be fun. ...more
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This book aimed at middle elementary school readers is interesting as well as informative. The cats and mouse show how diet and exercise is important to health by having a competition between rodents (not just mice) and cats. I enjoyed that comic-style illustrations.
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! I liked the part when Strange Kitty, mouse, and the Lemings Bro's take uncle Murray's page.

Would I re-read this book? Yes
Would I keep a copy in my collection? Yes
Would I recommend this book to someone? Yes
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Super fun read aloud.
PottWab Regional Library
Jan 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-new
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
It’s pretty good. It teaches you to take care of yourself.
Amy Sands
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Cute. But not as good as the others
Lisa D
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It was hilarious ! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I met Nick Bruel and he signed my book!!!!!!!!
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I didn't realize that so many mammals are considered rodents. ...more
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
So funny, as all of the bad kitty books are. This wasn’t our favorite, but it was a lot of fun.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The second best Bad Kitty book after President.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: level-youth-lit
Still like the snippets of non- fiction sprinkled throughout
Kitty learns the value of exercise and healthy eating as well as sportsmanship. Meanwhile, Mouse and Smart Kitty have a competition between felines and rodents with humorous consequences. Lots of fun and educational too!
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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.


Other books in the series

Bad Kitty Chapter Book (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
  • Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (Bad Kitty Chapter Book, #2)
  • Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door
  • Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (Bad Kitty Chapter Book, #4)
  • Bad Kitty for President
  • Bad Kitty School Daze
  • Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble
  • Puppy's Big Day
  • Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet
  • Bad Kitty Takes the Test

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