Friday, 20 January 2012

Bad Kitty for President

Bad Kitty for President

Nick Bruel. Roaring Brook Press.
(January 17th, 2012) 128 p.

Bad Kitty has decided to run for president of the local cat club. As Bad Kitty tries to woo all the other cats, we learn about the stages in the election process. Bad Kitty teaches us some very important lessons, including "every vote counts".

I am a Canadian, so I can't attest to the absolute accuracy of the text, but this seemed like a very good explanation of the American political system. I know this would be a fun way to help students learn about the electoral process.

Bad Kitty is one of the homeliest and charming cats you will ever meet, and Nick Bruel has taken a not so exciting topic and made it very entertaining. I found this book to be laugh out loud funny. Once again, Bad Kitty gets my vote.


  1. Trust me, as an American I find the Canadian parliamentary system of democracy incredibly confusing. In some ways, I think your system might be superior to ours in the sense that it's more open to a multi-party system, plus it allows for special elections... but I suppose this assertion is open for debate.

    Anyway, I love this review. So, thank you taking the time to read my book. It might be a tacky request... actually it's certainly a tacky request... but could you post this review on Amazon? If not, no problem. If so, then I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. Wow! A note from the author himself. Thank you, and I don't think it's a tacky request. I'm happy to share the joy of Bad Kitty. Now, I'll just have to figure out how to post this....