Here Comes Santa Cat (Hardcover)

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By Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda (Illustrator)
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The feline formerly known as Easter Cat is back! And this time, he's worried about which of Santa's lists he's on. Cat's expressions are hilarious, and the straightforward conversational style makes this an incredibly fun read-aloud. This one will last you through the holidays and then some. (Jenn)

— From Jenn


Just in time for the holidays—here comes Santa Cat! From the author of The Quiet Book and Here Comes the Easter Cat comes a hilarious holiday adventure!

Cat took on a bunny in Here Comes the Easter Cat, but now Christmas is coming, and Cat has a hunch he's not on Santa's "nice" list. Which means? No presents for Cat. So he tries to be good, but children, it seems, aren't wild for his brand of gift-giving. Still, Cat might surprise himself, and best of all, he may just get to meet the man in the red suit himself—and receive a holiday surprise of his own. Fans of Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, Bad Kitty, and Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie series will delight in this holiday treat.

A great stocking-stuffer or holiday gift—read it at Christmastime and year-round! 

★ "Excellent . . . An ideal holiday pick."Publishers Weekly, starred review
 “Playful . . . expressive.”SLJ, starred review
"Quite a charming character, that Cat."Kirkus
"Will keep kids giggling . . . spot-on."The Horn Book
"Loads of clever fun . . . Excellent."Booklist
"An excellent selection for holiday gift-giving."BCCB

About the Author

Deborah Underwood is the author of Here Comes the Easter Cat and the New York Times bestseller The Quiet Book. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

Claudia Rueda is a full-time illustrator and lives in Colombia.

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Praise for Here Comes Santa Cat

 "Excellent . . . An ideal holiday pick for the naughty and nice alike." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 “Readers will enjoy the playful exchange between the narrator and Cat, the expressive full-color ink and colored-pencil cartoonlike illustrations, and the nicely resolved ending. Great for reading one-on-one or in small groups.” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Quite a charming character, that Cat." —Kirkus

"Will keep kids giggling. Underwood and Rueda’s spot-on use of comedic timing, page turns, white space, and layout creates another holiday winner." —Horn Book

"Loads of clever fun . . . Cat, boldly standing out on white pages, eventually makes for an excellent holiday hero." —Booklist

"Cat’s expressive wordless communications and the narrator’s voice—by turns kindly, jovial, and exasperated—are as diverting as they were in the first tale. . . . Kids will easily relate to Cat’s childlike demeanor and his grumpiness at the thought of going presentless on Christmas. This would make an excellent selection for holiday gift-giving." —BCCB

"There is a sweetness to this story that illustrates the joy of sharing in a manner that is refreshingly free of goody-goody or didactic sentiment. . . . Get yourself—and all the little ones in your life—a copy of Here Comes Santa Cat, and you will all treasure it for years to come.” —Katrina Fleming for  

Praise for Here Comes the Easter Cat

"Underwood uses a clever narrative technique to tell her light-as-air story." —The New York Times

* "Will be enjoyed in storytimes as well as one-on-one. The combination of witty text, plentiful white space, and brilliant images make this a truly winning book." —School Library Journal, starred review

* "Utterly endearing." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Cat’s signs and facial expressions are cheekily amusing, sometimes contradicting the narrator (he holds up a poster of hearts while sticking out his tongue in disgust as the narrator states, “Well, of course everyone loves the Easter Bunny”). Add it to an Easter or cat storytime lineup, or tuck it into a cat-lover’s Easter basket." —BCCB, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803741003
ISBN-10: 0803741006
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 88
Language: English