The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Cat Who Ate Christmas
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Jingles the playful kitten is always causing trouble. After pulling over the Christmas tree and unwrapping all the presents, he sets his sights on the delicious turkey, left temptingly unguarded in the kitchen when the family go out to collect grandma.
Returning to find their Christmas lunch in ruins, there are shouts of dismay and the disgraced kitten scurries off to hide. However, when he doesn't come back, the family spends Christmas frantically searching for their beloved missing pet. Keen-eyed readers may spot his clever hiding place throughout the book.
This amusing festive tale is sure to appeal to animal-lovers, particularly if they have mischievous pets of their own. With comical black, white-and-red illustrations on every page, it is ideal for newly-confident independent readers, as well as those moving on from picture books. Christmas facts, jokes, activities and recipes can be found at the end of the book.