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The Twelve Cats of Christmas Hardcover – August 13, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (August 13, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852134453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852134457
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,234,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers 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.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A nice stocking stuffer for cat lovers. School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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LOL VERY highly recommended.
critters
Was so happy to find a copy of this book for my friend at Christmas.
Charly
A good Xmas gift for the cat lover.
A. D. Cox

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Smith VINE VOICE on August 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Parodies of the Twelve Days of Christmas are great fun - in this all the gifts are cats of different varieties or actions. The drawings are cute, amusing but uninspired. Still, if you need a stocking stuffer for a cat love (or to infuriate a dog lover) this is delightful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I think it's a cute Christmas book for cat lovers everywhere. It takes the familiar Christmas carols and gives them new lyrics as told from a cat's point of view. I loved it and didn't get bored at all. I bring it out each Christmas season to enjoy.
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Purchased 2 for the cat lovers in my life.....such beautiful pictures. The recipients loved the books! HIghly recommend for a perfect holiday treat.
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Was so happy to find a copy of this book for my friend at Christmas. Arrived quickly and wrapped just in time. Thank You!
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By critters VINE VOICE on December 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a beautiful little book that reminds me a lot of Jan Brett's work with all the details. The things that the cats are doing are what cats do, although I'm VERY glad that my monsters aren't peeking down my chimney, like the climbing cats of #3. LOL VERY highly recommended.
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