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Title:
Here comes Santa Cat
Author:
Underwood, Deborah.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 22 cm
Summary:
"Cat wants off Santa's naughty list and makes several valiant attempts, but this 'being nice' business is trickier than he thought"--
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780803741003
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Ho, Ho . . . Who? Cat! not again. The holidays are around the corner, and Cat knows what he has to do. But being nice . . . it doesn't come naturally. Still, Christmas is a time for miracles, and with a little luck, even Cat may find the holiday spirit - and a festive surprise of his own.


Author Notes

Deborah Underwood grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. Her father was a math professor and her mother taught English. After colege, she became a street musician, then she worked in an office typing memos for accountants. During her breaks she would write screenplays. She finally decided to write for kids. Deborah also started writing nonfiction at the suggestion of her publisher.

Her children's titles include: The Quiet Book, The Christmas Quiet Book, A Balloon for Isabel, Sugar Plum Ballerinas, and The Loud Book. Her nonfiction titles include: Mexco or Bust, Animal Secrets, 101 Ways to Save the Planet and Ballroom Dancing. In 2014 her title, Here Comes The Easter Cat, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

An unseen narrator keeps up a funny conversation with a nontalking cat dressed in a Santa suit. When asked why he's wearing the costume, Cat hold up a poster showing Santa (labeled Me) giving a present to a cat (also me). So what's the deal? Cat thinks he's been a bad kitty and doesn't have time to get off the naughty list. This is loads of clever fun, jumping back and forth between the questioner's understated queries and the amusing answers given in pictures or pantomime. Cat, boldly standing out on white pages, eventually makes for an excellent holiday hero. Adults and children will both have fun with this.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Underwood and Rueda follow Here Comes the Easter Cat with an equally excellent outing that sees Cat attempting to assume the role of another holiday icon. Cat is concerned that he's been too naughty during the past year (and he has a pie chart to prove it), so he dresses up as Santa-what better way to ensure he gets a gift? As in the previous book, the back-and-forth between Cat and an unseen narrator propels the story's humor. "Instead of trying to be Santa, why don't you just try to be nice?" suggests the narrator before coaching Cat through a few less-than-successful attempts at caroling and tree decorating ("Wow," says the narrator, opposite an image of Cat thoroughly wrapped up in a string of lights). An ideal holiday pick for the naughty and nice alike. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-The delightfully self-centered mischievous feline from Here Comes the Easter Cat (Dial, 2014) is back! He's been naughty and believes Santa will skip him, so he dresses as Santa to give himself a present.  A patient narrator advises Cat that Santa gives to others, not himself. After many silly and ridiculous attempts, Cat gives something nice, learning the true meaning of giving and receiving. Readers will enjoy the playful exchange between the narrator and Cat, the expressive full-color ink and colored-pencil cartoonlike illustrations, and the nicely resolved ending. Great for reading one-on-one or in small groups.-Maureen Wade, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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