The Twelve Cats of Christmas, by Kevin Whitlark

On the first day of Christmas
my true cat sent to me…
a fat mouse in a fur tree.

While there have been lots of different takes on the traditional Partridge in a Pear tree Christmas song, never before has there been a version quite so riddled with cats. The fat mouse in the first spread is followed by two tomcats twisting, three fluffy Persians, four floating kitties and more, with each spread becoming progressively more crowded with cats of all shapes, sizes and colours.

This is fun, funky offering which kids and cat-lovers will adore. Youngsters will enjoy joining in with singing the text and also studying the detail in the illustrations, with each cat unique and each spread featuring the new editions on the left side with the text and the right side showing the cumulative cat tally surrounding he Christmas tree.

Purrfect fun.

The Twelve Cats of Christmas

The Twelve Cats of Christmas, by Kevin Whitlark
Scholastic Australia, 2010
ISBN 9781741696240

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