Just in time for the holidays—here comes Santa Cat! From the New York Times bestselling author of The Quiet Book and Here Comes the Easter Cat comes a hilarious holiday adventure that's perfect for fans of Elephant and Piggie.
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
Underwood and Rueda follow Here Comes the Easter Cat with an equally excellent outing that sees Cat attempting to assume the role of another holiday icon. Cat is concerned that he's been too naughty during the past year (and he has a pie chart to prove it), so he dresses up as Santa what better way to ensure he gets a gift? As in the previous book, the back-and-forth between Cat and an unseen narrator propels the story's humor. "Instead of trying to be Santa, why don't you just try to be nice?" suggests the narrator before coaching Cat through a few less-than-successful attempts at caroling and tree decorating ("Wow," says the narrator, opposite an image of Cat thoroughly wrapped up in a string of lights). An ideal holiday pick for the naughty and nice alike. Ages 3 5.