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Christmas Kitten, Home at Last

Christmas Kitten, Home at Last

by Robin Pulver, Layne Johnson
     
 

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Santa and Mrs. Claus must rush to find a home for a foundling kitten named Cookie. Santa would love to keep the kitten, but he's allergic - and there's a little girl out there with the perfect home. Readers familiar with Pulver's Christmas for a Kitten will delight in Cookie's further Christmas Eve adventures.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus must rush to find a home for a foundling kitten named Cookie. Santa would love to keep the kitten, but he's allergic - and there's a little girl out there with the perfect home. Readers familiar with Pulver's Christmas for a Kitten will delight in Cookie's further Christmas Eve adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Santa has just finished his toy delivery on Christmas Eve when he picks up a stray kitten But Santa suffers from a cat allergy, and Mrs. Claus insists that he find a child to give it to for Christmas. But Santa doesn't give pets to any child who doesn't have parent permission. He finds a letter from Angela, who wants a kitten but lives in an apartment where she can't have one. The playful kitten makes a mess throughout Santa's house, knocking over things and creeping under things. The kitten finds another letter, somehow misplaced. It is a letter from Angela's parents saying they can now have a kitten since they have moved to a new house. Santa is delighted to give away the kitten to a family who really wants it. Mrs. Claus insists on helping with the delivery, though, since Santa has been up driving all night. Angela gets her Christmas wish, and Santa can live allergy-free. This delightful Christmas story remains true to the Christmas spirit and also shows a human side to Santa. This book brings good tidings to cat lovers and Christmas story fans. Reviewer: Marcie Flinchum Atkins
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—After his annual trip around the world, Santa comes home with a lost kitten he's found along the way. Will Mrs. Claus let him keep Cookie? She might—if only Santa weren't so allergic. Santa is willing to part with the kitten, but only if the perfect home can be found. Johnson's oil paintings are rich with detail and expression, giving life to Cookie and all the North Pole denizens. The artist's careful attention to light and shadow, along with the use of bold primary colors, gives the book a perfect blend of warmth and exuberance. This is a sweet, fun read-aloud for the cat-loving crowd.—Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews

Pulver and Johnson team up for a sequel to their Christmas for a Kitten (2003). In that story, Santa rescues a homeless orange kitten and takes him back to the North Pole. The sequel finds Santa at home with his feline friend, newly named Cookie, but alas, poor Santa is allergic to cats. After a quick review of children's Christmas letters, a new home is found for the kitten, and Mrs. Claus drives the sleigh for an additional Christmas Eve delivery. Though the story is long and chatty in tone, the dramatic oil paintings have a striking impact, with varying perspectives and a theatrical sense of staging and lighting to increase the dramatic tension. Those who enjoyed the original story as well as cat-lovers of any age will savor the sweet flavor of Cookie's Christmas chronicle. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807511572
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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