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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 chosed by the kitties on the left side of the street? When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never botThe 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 chosed 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 Old Kitty.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/17/2012Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up...

Title : Bad Kitty for President
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ISBN : 9781596436695
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Bad Kitty for President Reviews

  • PaulHankins
    2019-06-20 13:45

    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 system can be rather complicated. Perhaps a baby kissing demonstration would be a better indicator. . .and before you know it Kitty and Big Kitty are in the race for the presidency of the neighborhood (though early on, I had some doubts regarding Kitty's stance on strays involving active volcanoes).So, on to the grassroots campaign, and when Kitty misinterprets what this means, thank goodness for Edna Prunelove who comes in and cleans up the book for the reader just a bit (love this MONSTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK kind of homage).Pressing the flesh, scandals involving hissy-fits that make the morning papers, smear campaigns against Big Kitty suggesting that he is actually a dog make up for some of the fun reading here as Kitty makes his way to his first public debate.I just love these BAD KITTY books, God help me; I do. I want that cat to throw the two page hissy-fit and I look forward to it.But more than the fun is a super introduction to the primary system, how a campaign works, and the importance of making sure one is registered to vote. I love how the BAD KITTY franchise has grown to become a non-fiction kind of ladder to items our younger readers may find confusing or ones our young people may not even have looked at yet. I won't give away the election results here. . .that just wouldn't be right, would it?

  • Stacy Fetters
    2019-05-30 08:59

    A Billion dollars!! Holy $€*@!!Bad Kitty is sick and tired of all those stray cats coming into his territory and digging in the trash. She wants them gone. So she does the only thing she can do.... run for president. I'm pretty sure this is how Trump decided to run. Was sick of stray cats always messing up his hair. Now cheddar skin is president. Bad Kitty does her not so best and makes a mockery out of everything. Usually Bad Kitty has me in stitches. This one was kind of dull and I didn't even laugh. Ugh! I need laughter in my political life. Disappointment from a series that usually takes me back to a time where I didn't have to be an adult.

  • Caleb
    2019-06-15 08:54


  • Theresa
    2019-06-15 09:49

    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 and answered in a simply but accurately. This book is intended for grades 2-5. The humor, side notes, and multiple page layouts throughout the novel help keep young readers involved in the story. Also, it is broken up into chapters at natural places so students are not overloaded with facts. It explains elections with favorite characters and funny situations that over-exaggerate processes to help students understand. I would use this book in a third grade classroom especially during an election year to help student understand the process of elections. After reading the book individually, we would have class elections, or hopefully, school elections to elect students to help make decisions about the school.

  • Jasmine H
    2019-06-08 10:38

    I kinda liked this book but it was short. This would be good for 3rd graders who enjoy learning books. This book was like informational books. Bad kitty was mad at stray cats because he wanted them to stop digging in his garbage. The he found out Old kitty was retiring so bad kitty wanted to be president but he lost. So he was mad and never wanted to do it again.

  • Ashley
    2019-06-12 07:51

    it is a book about a pointless topic, i don't think this cat has a purpose in life- caroline spaeth

  • Sandy
    2019-06-16 10:01

    Informative and fun reading at the same time!

  • Melissa Wehunt
    2019-05-24 08:44

    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!

  • Birdy1231
    2019-05-31 08:36

    Love the way the author weaves facts in with the fiction. And it's funny too! What a great read for young children who want to learn about elections!

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-05-25 11:59

    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 Club so that he can get rid of the alley cats invading the neighborhood. In the process, the reader learns a lot about how an election is conducted, from the primary right through voting. Very clever! The information on elections is revealed through the action in the story (Bad Kitty, of course, does it all wrong) and through 2-page informational spreads by Uncle Murray and at the end through a glossary narrated by Edna Prunelove. The process of being elected is clearly explained, so that readers can easily understand it. It's the best book I've read yet to deal with this subject. Highly recommended, especially before election time!And did Bad Kitty get elected? Read and find out!

  • Mary Ann
    2019-06-04 09:35

    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 kitties’ campaigns follow the American electoral process, and so Bruel incorporates information about campaigning, fund-raising, media and debates throughout. Although the information is solid, the tone is always witty and full of word play. While some of the in-depth facts may go over the heads of younger readers, they can also lead to some timely discussions with adults about the American electoral process. Adults will enjoy the witty repartee between Bruel and his editor Neal Porter, and the many sly remarks about the problems in the electoral system. But really, this is for the kitties and the kids, and Bruel keeps his audience firmly in mind throughout.

  • Glenajo
    2019-06-05 06:58

    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 needs to be done about the stray cat issue. All the neighborhood cats join the race, as well. The winner is determined by who can best kiss the baby. For those students who have a good grasp of a presidential race, the book will be fun and interesting, others may not understand the book, or it may confuse them. I would recommend this book for upper elementary or middle school students. The bad actions and humor will definitely appeal to their sense of humor. Received Galley from

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-20 13:47

    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 BK titles. I think the topic and explanations will be beyond many Bad Kitty fans, and they will lose interest before the end of chapter 2.

  • Carol
    2019-05-21 10:35

    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 trying to impart, but the truly funny part of the series is Bad Kitty and her personality. I love the black and white illustrations and wish the whole story could focus just on Bad Kitty's adventures.

  • Jacoba
    2019-06-11 12:50

    Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel (2012)Genre: Chapter bookFormat: bookPlot 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 considerationsSection source used to find the material: In class recommendationRecommended age: Grades 2-4

  • Judy
    2019-06-13 07:01

    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
    2019-06-19 10:58

    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
    2019-05-22 12:50

    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
    2019-06-06 12:34

    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
    2019-06-03 11:39

    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.

  • Nikki
    2019-06-05 12:57

    painfully timely, competent moderator and all

  • Beth
    2019-05-29 06:38

    This book just wasn't as funny as the other Bad Kitty books. It had potential, but totally fell flat for me.

  • Cassie
    2019-05-27 09:39

    I suppose this is one way to introduce young children to the political process. Bad Kitty is pretty savvy with the attack ads.

  • Ray
    2019-06-13 05:52

    This one made me laugh. A parody of sorts about being president and the election process.

  • Daughtry
    2019-05-22 07:58

    There was this old Kitty named,old Kitty and He served his time as president,then they were going to have election on to see who would be the next president and Kitty heard about it and he went to join in it and he did and they did some crazy challenge it was called kiss the baby,Kitty wanted to win so bad that we went around knocking on the Kitty’s dores that he was going against, and today is the day said Kitty you are going to win well when he got there he was going to vote for himself and the guy said hang on there Kitty you did not register to vote so you can’t even vote for yourself he got so sad then they were counting the votes and the announcer said well we have a 4 way tie wait Kitty said there are 5 of us and I didn't get a vote that's because they all voted for themselves what said Kitty wait there is one more vote from old Kitty and he voted for strange Kitty, Kitty said well I lost and he walked up to strange Kitty and said i’m going to beat you like a cheap rug in 4 years.I liked when the kitty’s do the challenge kiss the baby it's kind of funny,I also like when Kitty went knocking on people's doors and saying you look nice and pretty today I thought that part was funny the way he acted,like when kitty made the he mad the mean commercial about all the kitty’s who are campaigning with him it was not nice at all I also don’t like when when he gos to talk about what he would do if he was president when he gets up there he starts scratching and meowing and hissing at the audience. Those are the parts that I don’t like and I do like in this book.I think that families would like this book because, this book is a funny and exciting book and fun to read and if you like funny and exciting and fun to read books than I recommend reading this book.

  • Lydia
    2019-06-06 05:42

    A simple chapter book featuring Bad Kitty that explains how elections work (mostly describing how the United States of America's general elections work, though somewhat focusing on the presidential elections).So this is a topic I think could really use this sort of explanation, as it's nicely simplified and details the different "players" in elections, however, it makes one crucial mistake. It completely overlooks/ignores/leaves out the electoral college, which is probably the aspect of the presidential elections that most people understand the least anyway, so it could really have used another chapter. Though Bad Kitty's campaign story was amusing, I was less than thrilled with her owner who was swearing up a storm in this one (perhaps to help make the point that elections can bring out the worst in people, but seemed unnecessary particularly with how careful he was to not use the word "stupid" when describing the people supporting Kitty's campaign). Could have been great, missed the mark. Content notes: Symbols used to replace swear words, probably about once a chapter, but easy to "fill-in" the blanks. No sensuality issues. Bad Kitty does a fit/freak-out and scratches at other people/cats, but no injuries.

  • Cynthia Austin
    2019-06-19 10:38

    I read the line outloud to my six year old. "You have no choice but to live with the results if you want to live in a democracy."My 13 year old shouts from his room, "Tell that to all of the Hillary supporters!"Ah politics...This book starts them early. But it's filled with all sorts of knowledge about how an election is handled and my boys really enjoyed it. They learned a lot and had plenty of laughs about Bad Kitty. My little one was so excited to learn there are other Bad Kitty books. Guess we will be heading to the book store.

  • Lillian T
    2019-06-09 06:50

    I loved this book because it's funny and it's about a cat trying to get voted. This book would be perfect for 5th graders who enjoy cats that are funny or if they just like funny stuff. If you like cats and being able to laugh then you will love this book because this cat is trying to get voted by other cats . The ending is strange kitty got voted other than bad kitty and she gets mad at strange kitty then it's the end but it's really the end of the book

  • Jay
    2019-05-22 08:02

    From parentThe amount of %#*& in these books is overwhelming well, in the united states, some presidential campaigns can cost more than a billion dollars! A billion dollars! Holy %#@$Not a book for children

  • Diane
    2019-06-07 05:35

    When Old Kitty's term is up, Bad Kitty decides to run for president so that he can decide what to do with all the stray cats that are coming into his neighborhood. His worthy opponent? Big Kitty.A pretty good overview of how the election process works