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Bad Kitty Gets a Phone

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny graphic novel has great lessons about phone ownership.

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Life lessons are funny, direct, and completely relatable for kids and parents in this funny, meaningful, delightfully illustrated graphic novel. Author Nick Bruel tackles the thorny issue of young kids (well, young kitties) and cell phones in Bad Kitty Gets a Phone, and has found a funny, engaging way to teach young readers about the responsibilities of having a phone. That Kitty had to earn the phone through many months of consistent chores (without complaints) is a great way to start a conversation about entitlement. Kitty's owner set limits, modified those limits as new situations came up, and explained why the limits were changing. They talked about online privacy, social media, making and watching videos, bullying, and other important aspects of navigating online life. This great resource for families is wrapped in a fun read for kids with fantastic, engaging images on every page.

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