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Bad Kitty Picture Books

Bedtime for Bad Kitty

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It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.

She doesn't want to brush her teeth.
She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas.
She doesn't want to use the potty.

What she wants to do is:

Finally, when she runs out of ideas (and energy) and is promised a perfect bedtime story, Kitty gives in...but can she stay awake for the ending?

This new picture book in the bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!

24 pages, Hardcover

First published May 11, 2021

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Nick Bruel

72 books352 followers
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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5,203 reviews24 followers
May 25, 2021
It's bedtime, but Bad Kitty has other plans, she wants to play, sing, and run. Kitty is coaxed to prepare for bed by being told if she gets ready for bed there will be time for a story. Read along and see what happens. CATS RULE! DOGS DROOL!
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3,002 reviews22 followers
May 11, 2021
Cute bedtime. Book for bad kitty fans! Loved it!
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1,333 reviews23 followers
January 26, 2022
Who wants to go to bed? Bad Kitty sure does not....except when there is the promise of a book. That elusive bedtime story.

I personally did not find this book that earth shattering. (Scott was on the fence himself).
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2,407 reviews
July 8, 2021
Okay, now I know what this series is like. It is cute that there are some paper dolls inside, if this was a personal book and not a library book.
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7,387 reviews94 followers
December 1, 2021
It's bedtime, but Kitty doesn't want to get ready for bed. Kitty has a whole list of other ideas for what to do right now. But with a story dangling as bribery, maybe Kitty will get ready for bed.

Bad Kitty and small children have many similarities as are obvious from reading this book. I can see parents reading this and simultaneously laughing and crying because it reads all too true to life. Oh, and laughing because Kitty's antics are quite funny. She gets positive reinforcement for doing things well, and verbally redirected when she is doing things she shouldn't. Bruel's illustrations, as always, convey the comedy so very, very well.
368 reviews1 follower
February 16, 2022
Kitty does not want to go to bed because kitty has so many other things to do before bedtime, like singing, running, etc. However, kitty also really likes reading stories for bed, and knows that he doesn’t get to read his bedtime story unless he does the other things he needs to do before bed like brushing his teeth and putting on his pajamas.
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13 reviews
June 1, 2021
While I like the book very much, I wish that the similarity of the cover to Goodnight Moon's had been developed in the book and not just for the cover. I had been hoping for a Bad Kitty Goodnight Moon. 😢
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494 reviews
June 26, 2021
A perfect book to be used at a reading event for younger students (especially if it is held after school)! Typical funny text and a familiar character that most students love! Two thumbs up! Nothing new, but still will be well-received.
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3,519 reviews44 followers
August 25, 2021
Bad Kitty would rather do anything else than go to bed. But, if he gets ready fast enough there will be time for a story...

Kids will relate to Bad Kitty and will probably enjoy the book. It's a good story time offering. I found the ending to be very abrupt.
6,949 reviews26 followers
September 20, 2021
Young readers will relate to Bad Kitty not wanting to go to bed. They may even have heard the same message that they have to brush their teeth, etc. to get a bedtime story.
As always, the energy flows off the page when Bad Kitty is around.
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431 reviews
May 26, 2021
That Bad Kitty, she is really bad...but in the end all she really wanted was her favorite story.
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9,798 reviews87 followers
June 3, 2021
One of those reverse-psychology books where kids encourage the main character to get ready for bed. Bad kitty is cute and a lot of fun, and kids will be giggling at her pink bunny pajamas.
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6,490 reviews14 followers
July 23, 2021
Bad Kitty does everything she can to not go to bed. After listening to a story she falls asleep.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
18 reviews1 follower
October 8, 2021
Funny read aloud! First graders get this book! I loved the art nod to Goodnight Moon.
27 reviews
April 25, 2022
It’s an ok night time story book. It’s not sad good as the chapter books. It’s very repetitive so it’s a good beginning readers book.
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