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The Twelve Cats of Christmas
     

The Twelve Cats of Christmas

by Kandy Radzinski, Chronicle Books
 

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
four Siamese,
three climbing cats,
two cats asleep,
and a white cat with a red bow.

This irresistible collection of festive felines features cats intently gazing out windows, mischievously playing with rolls of ribbon, contentedly lapping up milk, and relaxing in a variety of

Overview

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
four Siamese,
three climbing cats,
two cats asleep,
and a white cat with a red bow.

This irresistible collection of festive felines features cats intently gazing out windows, mischievously playing with rolls of ribbon, contentedly lapping up milk, and relaxing in a variety of other friendly, familiar poses. Readers will marvel at the luminous color and inviting detail of the spectacular paintings, and children will take special delight in counting the cats as their numbers grow page after page. A treasured holiday keepsake or an enchanting gift, The Twelve Cats of Christmas is purr- fect for cat lovers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A nice stocking stuffer for cat lovers. School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although billed as a children's book, this cat-happy twist on the traditional English Christmas song is best targeted to hard-core feline fanciers of any age. These people won't care that the lines don't scan well and display little imagination (``. . .three climbing cats, two cats asleep, and a white cat with a red bow''), and that all the cats seem frozen in space, including the 12 cats a-leaping and the 11 cats a-racing. Instead, they'll appreciate Radzinski's solemn, admiring paintings of her subjects, each whisker heroically articulated, and her settings (the sleeping twosome curl up prettily in a basket with a Christmas quilt, six cats a-playing are decorously entangled with ribbon and gift wrap). A small format (six-and-a-half-inches square) heightens the lavishness of the details here, and each of the full-spread illustrations receives a border with a different holiday theme (holly and ivy, gold stars, paper chains, Christmas cookies, etc.). Catnip to the favorably predisposed, dressed-up doggerel to everyone else. All ages. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811801027
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kandy Radzinski is a freelance artist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is her second book, following Lullaby, also published by Chronicle Books.

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