Christmas Kitties: Twelve Cats for Christmas by Roger Priddy
HELLO! MY NAME IS FELIX, AND CHRISTMAS DAY IS HERE.
COME MEET MY FURRY PALS. IT'S OUR FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!
There's nothing cuter than a kitten, unless it's a kitten in a bright red St. Nick cap.
Never mind that cats HATE to have anything on their heads and that Christmas, with its noisy toys and hordes of guests, is not REALLY any cat's idea of a great day.
After all, who could resist the twelve beautiful young cats who decorate Roger Priddy's Twelve Cats for Christmas (Touch and Feel)? Smokey, Tiger, twins Tinkerbell and Tinsel, Misty, Snowy and the rest pose charmingly in cozy Christmas vignettes. Only Oliver, a sour puss obviously raised by Ebeneezer Scrooge, hides from the festivities, eyes and ears only visible, until the pull tab reveals his frowning, haughty face, peering over a package. Meanwhile Poppy, curled up on her Christmas blanket, finds the whole thing a snooze, a point she makes with a pageful of large flocked Zs as she naps through the holiday.
In this large format board book, each page has a touch and feel feature--sparkly, fuzzy, fluffy, flocked, shiny smooth and textured, to please the tactile toddler. The cats are cute and their coy text is simple, and the whole book is sure to please the very young cat fancier.
And then, for those who prefer not a feline but a canine Christmas, there's Candy Radzinski's delightfully doggy What Dogs Want for Christmas (Holiday Series), with young pooches of various breeds in sincerely silly but unquestionably captivating Christmas costume.