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The Twelve Cats of Christmas

Feather Flores ; Carrie Liao
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Celebrate the holidays with twelve adorable cats—and one kitten—with this festive feline take on the classic carol The Twelve Days of Christmas! On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave me cats Full Description

★— “A twinkling Christmas tree with all the trimmings is the purrfect playground for the kitties given to the narrator of Flores’s funny, furry carol variation….Liao expertly conveys a knowing affection for the kitty characters in winning, fluidly rendered scenes that pinball from frenzied, chaotic action to serene cuddliness.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Celebrate the holidays with twelve adorable cats—and one kitten—with this festive feline take on the classic carol The Twelve Days of Christmas!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave me cats:
FOUR on the gifts,
THREE dressed up,
TWO batting bows,
and a kitten under the tree.

From chasing ribbons and shredding paper to cuddling by the fire and climbing the Christmas tree (uh-oh), the sweet and mischievous kitties teach readers of all ages to enjoy the holiday season in true feline fashion. With festive illustrations and irresistible text that invites readers to read—or sing!—aloud, this charming Christmas picture book is guaranteed to delight all.  

CHRISTMAS IS BETTER WITH CATS: No furry companion celebrates Christmas better than the universally beloved cat! With amusing, relatable antics that will have cat people chuckling in recognition, this book's cast of kitties bring good cheer to the most wonderful time of the year.

A TRULY SPECIAL GIFT: From charming illustrations to an embossed jacket embellished with vibrant gold foil, this one-of-a-kind holiday book makes a wonderful gift.

HEARTWARMING AND HUMOROUS: This joyful Christmas story combines the warmth and spirit of a timeless holiday classic with the funny and familiar quirks of cats—from their ability to squeeze into small spaces to their penchant for bird-watching, and more. 

Perfect for:

  • Cat lovers
  • Parents and grandparents
  • Holiday gift-givers
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 7 x 8 v
Publication Date: 10/11/2022
ISBN: 9781452184616
Feather Flores has not yet learned how to be as regal—or as chaotic—as a cat, but she's working on it. A children's book writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she believes that celebrating Christmas with a kitty is the best gift of all.

Carrie Liao resides in Southern California with her cat, Ellie. She works as a storyboard artist by day and an illustrator by night, while Ellie works at sleeping as many hours as possible. Now that she has nieces, Carrie's favorite Christmas activity is pretending to be Santa.

★— “A twinkling Christmas tree with all the trimmings is the purrfect playground for the kitties given to the narrator of Flores’s funny, furry carol variation….Liao expertly conveys a knowing affection for the kitty characters in winning, fluidly rendered scenes that pinball from frenzied, chaotic action to serene cuddliness.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

”A feline-filled “The Twelve Days of Christmas” sure to delight picture book readers and cat lovers. A purrfect purchase.”
School Library Journal

“Flores’ adaptation of the English carol will have feline fans giggling merrily… Liao’s mixed-media illustrations, which resemble watercolors, are the real stars of the show. The expressive, hyperactive pusses doing nothing but being cats are a hoot….Festive feline tomfoolery.” 
Kirkus Reviews