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Christmas for a kitten
Pulver, Robin.
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Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, [2003]

Physical Description:
unp. ; 23 cm
With Santa's help, a lonely kitten finds the best home of all on Christmas Eve.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 73492.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday

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It's winter, and a lonely abandoned kitten is trying to survive in the woods. Each night, as he hunts for food, the warm glow of houses fills him with longing. While a family carries in its Christmas tree, the kitten slips into their house.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. This satisfying holiday story begins in a barn, where a kitten lies with its mother. Suddenly a gloved hand tosses the kitten into the woods with the words, too many cats. The kitten must survive on its own. It is attracted to a house, and it gets inside. Santa's milk and cookies are a treat; then the cat knocks down some ornaments and climbs the tree. It's not until Santa arrives that the kitty is rescued and gets a new lease on life as the Jolly Old Elf's Christmas Cookie. Most of the action is predictable (though some children may expect the family to adopt the cat), but the tale is so warm and the art so sweet that the book will immediately put everyone in a holiday mood. Johnson uses plenty of winter whites and midnight blues and candle-lit backgrounds to frame the escapades of this adorable kitten, which pads through a story with a realistic beginning and a fairy-tale end. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2003 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-When a kitten is snatched from his mother and dumped by the side of the road in the country, he climbs into the trunk of a car whose owners are bringing a tree home on Christmas Eve. The kitten stays hidden until Santa arrives by chimney; he is alarmed (remembering the man with a sack who took him from his mother), but Santa scoops the little creature up and takes him home with him. The text is serviceable but the strength of this book lies in its rich oil paintings, which depict the fuzzy orange feline and its surroundings realistically and from a variety of unusual and exciting perspectives. Warm and cozy, but not a necessary purchase.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.