Parents' Guide to

A Bad Kitty Christmas

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny Bad Kitty mayhem leads to holiday's true meaning.

Book Nick Bruel Holiday 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

No ending

Who ever put the pages in the book put the same set in, instead of the ones intended. I would've love to read the ending instead of rereading what I already had a few pages prior. I guess I'll have to buy another copy and hope that it doesn't have the same mistake in it. We loved it up until we weren't given an ending. We have no clue what happened after it entered the second house. From what I have read it's great. I hope your copy it's messed up like ours is.
age 8+

Good, But Beware

The message is good and engaging. It does share a homosexual relationship that parents should be aware of, especially if they are not ready to expose a younger child to an alternative lifestyle.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Fans of the series will certainly enjoy a new installment, but even readers unfamiliar with the franchise will find this wacky and heartwarming story a wonderful holiday selection. In its own funny way, it accomplishes what all Christmas stories attempt: to show a deeper meaning of Christmas beyond all the bustle, decorations, and presents.

Book Details

  • Author: Nick Bruel
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: September 13, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 17
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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