By Awnali Mills
So, you say your child has run through all the Bad Kitty books and needs something else similar? Well look no further. Have I got a book for you! The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey will certainly fit the bill.
The Big Bad Wolf has decided that he’s tired of being the bad guy. So he rounds up Shark, Snake, and Piranha, (almost) convinces them to clean up their image, and sets out to prove that they are actually good guys. The first task, rescuing a cat from a tree, had me gasping with laughter. If you were a cat, would YOU want to descend the tree into the arms of a shark grinning toothily at you and bellowing “Here, Kitty, Kitty!”? I think not!
The illustrations are integral to the story, and double the fun. If you’re looking for a beginning chapter book that will tickle a child’s funny bone, start with The Bad Guys. Recommended for grades 1-2.