Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Bad Kitty Christmas - By Nick Bruel

Nick Bruel has created a classic series with Bad Kitty, including his newest, less-than-a-year-old addition, A Bad Kitty Christmas. One of the newer tales to be dubbed one of the best Children's Christmas books of the last decade. It's also been noted as educational, humorous, and great for teaching kids how to read and understand the English language; the alphabet is covered at least four times in this book -- all in entertaining and interesting ways.

What happens in A Bad Kitty Christmas?

This book is 80% pictures, because as the old adage goes, "a picture's worth a thousand words." This is the case for Bad Kitty as children see she's upset about not getting everything she wants for Christmas. The tagline of, "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring.... except for Bad Kitty!" starts the whole book off with a bang.

She wreaks havoc on her home before being tossed out into a snowy Christmas morning where she makes a new friend, followed by reuniting with an old friend. Together, they rediscover the true meaning of Christmas -- at least that's what Bad Kitty wants her readers to believe. It's believed that while Bad Kitty warmed up to the idea of a Christmas without greed, she'll likely return to her old ways to the delight of her readers.

If A Bad Kitty Christmas teaches children anything, it's how to have patience and be thankful for what you're given. The true meaning of Christmas is more than packages and vibrant boxes with silky ribbons -- it's about family, friends, and the love of the season; all things that Bad Kitty comes to realize towards the end of the book. Kids will appreciate the colorful illustrations that go along with each catchy rhyme, while parents will find the kitty's capers to be amusing and enjoyable.

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