Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile® Measure: 690L
Guided Reading: R
- Comedy and Humor
- Bad Habits
- Elections and Voting
About This Book
Comic Capers Through the Election Process!
A hilarious journey through the election process, packed with amusing antics and crazy, comical illustrations!
What's a cat to do when she's fed up with the rules? Change them! Bad Kitty takes charge and runs for president of the neighborhood cat coalition. She hits the campaign trail smiling, behaving (for the first time ever), and kissing babies, but can she keep the hissy fits under control long enough for her kitty comrades to make her president? Regardless of the voting results, readers will learn loads about the democratic election process, from primaries, grassroots organizing, and campaigning to media, money, and voting all while snickering at Bad Kitty's campaign triumphs and traumas.
Ever since Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty came out in 2005, its mischievous star has captured the hearts of cat lovers and haters alike. But Bruel, a former bookseller, had bigger plans for Kitty. In an article in Publishers Weekly, he says, "As a bookseller, I was often approached by parents and teachers who were trying to find books for a child who was a reluctant reader, or was trying unsuccessfully to tackle chapter books. This is the kid I had in mind as I created my book. I know that humor, in words and pictures, is a really good way to get that child reading."