Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

Spring 2012 Audio Book
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Producer: Macmillan Audio
CD Price: $9.99

Bad Kitty wasn't always bad. In fact, she was just fine until her owners ran out of cat food and brought home an array of vegetables ("Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill, ACK!") when all she wanted were "Buffalo Burritos" and "Chicken Cheesecake." Nick Bruel's picture book appeals to the sillier side of children, with its naughty heroine, comical illustrations, and clever twist on the alphabet book genre. The audio version accompanying the book is read by actress/singer Vanessa Williams, who plays up the craziness with her dynamic vocals. This is a wild and fun story for a read-aloud.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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