The Cat Who Ate Christmas

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The Cat Who Ate Christmas is a cute Christmas book with Jingles the mischievous cat as the main character. Jingles manages to ruin a Christmas tree, shred presents, and eat turkey intended for his human family. The deeper theme here is patience and forgiveness but children will love the Jingles antics. The drawings accompanying the book are amazing.
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What a fun Christmas story! I read this with my 7 year old and he really enjoyed Jingles’ antics. I thought it was really neat that the author included Christmas jokes, fun facts, a recipe, and even a craft. It really added to the enjoyment of the book. I would definitely recommend this as a fun Christmas read for a child.
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The Cat Who Ate Christmas by Lil Chase is a delightful seasonal book for children, 

Although it is a story about Christmas it can be read anytime as it deals with every day issues.

This is a tale about a naughty cat who destroys decorations and eats a holiday meal but still is forgiven and loved nonetheless.With lots of humor and understanding the family deals with their bad kitty. 

There are also some great family traditions that Hudson family share with us. Their three children deal with Jingles' antics in their own way but find it in their heart to forgive him.

Images are lovely but I feel that my 6 year old would have enjoyed it even more had there been more illustrations.
We both laughed at bed time routine as it resembles our own.
All in all a charming and entertaining read, and I hope there will be more Jingles' misadventures to enjoy.
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  Oh dear!  Jingles Is one very naughty kitty.  He manages to get into the Christmas tree and knocks it down.  HIs humans accuse him of breaking Christmas as well as the tree decorations.  Poor Jingles hides under the bed and nothing will bring him out.
That is until the entire family leave to pick of their grandmother.  All the preparations for dinner are made and the turkey is resting on the counter.
Well, what is a kitty to do?  Especially a hungry and naughty kitty.  In fact, the title of the book comes from what happened next.  If Jingles thought he was in trouble before, he knows it is way more serious this time.  So he does what kitties do best: he hides.  It is only when his humans cannot find him that they realize just how much they miss him.
It is a sweet book- although the humans are not the brightest bulbs.  The pictures are cute too and naturally it all ends well.  The story itself is but part of the book.  Almost half of the book is dedicated to some facts, some jokes and assorted other things.  I am not sure how I feel about these additions.  I did not feel they added anything but they did not detract either.
I still think the story and pictures were charming and give it four purrs and two paws up.
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The Hudson family is looking forward to enjoying their Christmas, but their curious cat, Jingles, is exploring Christmas just the way any feline might.  First, there's the Christmas tree, with its shiny ornaments and attractive lights that needs to be explored.  But the poor cat didn't expect a tree to actually come crashing down!  And the decorations around the house ... a series of toys for a cat, right?  And why would you cook a Christmas turkey and leave it on the counter if it wasn't meant to be eaten by a cat?

Jingles threatens to ruin Christmas for the Hudson family. They get mighty upset with the cat, but when Jingles is missing, the family forget about the destruction the cat caused knowing that a happy Christmas means everyone being together...including the cat.

The story is cute - easily the sort of book I could see reading to/with young children at Christmas time ... especially if the family has a cat.  But it's not the sort of book that would get multiple readings during the season.  The story is just a little bit over the top for me.  A family with a cat like this should clearly know better than to leave a cooked turkey out in the open - they kind of deserved to have it eaten for not thinking a little more about it.

Thomas Docherty's art is pleasant and serves the story.  I very much liked that this was a mixed-race family by appearance, though nothing was ever said about it.  It's the sort of thing that will either be taken in stride (as it should be), or prompt some questions from youngsters which is a great way to open dialog/discussion about families and race.

Looking for a good book? The Cat Who Ate Christmas is a cute story by Lil Chase with delightful art by Thomas Docherty that will entertain youngsters, but likely won't be often requested for repeat readings.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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What a funny book! Kudos to Lil Chase for writing such a funny book! I enjoyed the fun activities included which will engage the entire family!
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A cute story about Jingles, a mischievous cat who gets into quite a bit of trouble and almost ruins Christmas! While there wasn’t a whole lot of substance to the plot, it was still a quick read (or read-a-long) for the holiday season, especially for those families who have a pet cat and can likely relate to some of the crazy mischief. There’s no overarching lessons to be taught (although forgiveness for getting into trouble is certainly something to take away from this), it’s just a fun read! The illustrations in my review copy weren’t final, but they compliment the plot perfectly and encourage kids who are reading to pay close attention and see if they can figure out the mystery of where Jingles is.
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Such a cute story! Love the art too. My little boy and others like him will love this new addition to Christmas reads. The extras—jokes, hot cocoa recipe, and craft project—were a nice surprise. I can’t wait to share this title with my son.
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The Cat Who Ate Christmas is an endearing children’s Christmas story starring a mischievous cat named Jingles who wreaks havoc with his family’s Christmas from presents to dinner and more.

With detailed pen and ink drawings and a flowing family tale, this is a very good new addition to Christmas story fare. I enjoyed reading this story and look forward to sharing it with my grandsons.
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Lil Chase's The Cat Who Ate Christmas is a fun family Christmas read, or a great holiday gift for a cat-loving avid reader!

Thomas Docherty's illustrations are magical, and add to the story in ways best experienced in person. 

This edition contains additional material like recipes and other great stuff!

(review will publish Oct 8, 2018) https://shannonsuggests.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-cate-who-ate-christmas-illustrated.html
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Once in a while, one has to make time to read a children's book. It is a different sort of fun.

This book is about a li'l kitten, Jingles,  that manages to get into things and places, it shouldn't. And eventually disappears, setting the family on a hunt to locate jingles. I loved how this is a family story, and of course the kitten itself. It is always great to read a book that reminds me of my own childhood reading. 

Loved it.
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I'm always on the lookout for new Christmas-themed books to add to our family's tradition of each child getting to unwrap a book each day of Advent; we're curating a solid collection of favorites, but I always keep my eyes out for new gems.

The Cat Who Ate Christmas will have children giggling and grimacing throughout. Jingles the cat is precocious, getting into the ornaments, food, even presents. If you've ever had to chase a cat out of a tree, his antics will be all too familiar. However, the family still loves Jingles, even with all the trouble he causes. When he goes missing (astute children will see where Jingles disappears to), they are devastated, consumed with searching the neighborhood and buying his favorite treats and new toys in hopes of a reunion.

One additional aspect that I appreciate is that the characters are a blended family; it is important to have representation in books, all the more so when the topic at hand has nothing to do with race. They are just a family celebrating the holidays and accepting Jingles the Cat for better or worse.

At the end of the book, there are several facts about Christmas around the world, goofy jokes, directions for how to make hot cocoa, and how to create an angel ornament (like the one that was destroyed by Jingles).
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Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read The Cat Who Ate Christmas. A cute holiday story about a family and a naughty cat who could have destroyed Christmas for a family...but love conquers all.
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The Cat Who Ate Christmas is about a cat and his "catness" around the Christmas season. I think this would be a fun family book for young children being read to, who have cats and are aware of their ability to get into trouble.  The book seemed to lose my interest in the middle, but was interesting enough for me to finish it  As a speech language pathologist, I work with younger students and this may be hard for them to keep up. I did like the idea of  facts, recipes,  and crafts in the back of the book. It's perfect as a family book and doing holiday activities together.  Another positive was this was an interracial family, which is always appreciated by families in that demographic. 
Thanks to the publisher and #NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review a pre-publication ebook in exchange for an honest review.
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Jingles is a feisty kitten! Some of his favorite pastimes include climbing the Christmas tree and unwrapping his families’ Christmas gifts. Luckily for him, Jingles has a very loving and understanding family. Mom, Dad, Alex, Lily, and Rose all love him and are always quick to forgive his transgressions; that is until the day of Christmas dinner, when the family leaves the turkey to cool on the counter while they go to pick up grandma. Jingles cannot resist the delicious smell so he sniffs, leaps, and pounces onto the counter and eats, and eats, and eats some more — until the turkey is completely gone!

When the family returns and discovers that Jingles ate Christmas, the kitten quickly finds a hiding spot, fearing the worst — but his family doesn’t get mad, not really — and when they can’t find him, they realize just how much they miss him even though, sometimes, he can be naughty.

The Cat Who Ate Christmas is an adorable children’s classic that not only embraces the Christmas spirit, but also conveys the essence of teamwork, forgiveness, tolerance, and understanding. Moreover, the stunning illustrations paint a picture of a loving interracial family who embraces their furry companion with lots of compassion, kindness, and love.
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Thank you Perseus Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read this arc. 

The Cat Who Ate Christmas is a delightful holiday read that follows a family and their mischievous cat Jingles on Christmas Day.  The story is cute and will be perfect to read during Christmastime.  I would definitely recommend this to children who love a good story about animals and who love Christmas.
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Art: Glitter (looks like you can touch  it ) so I wish I could see physical copy

Story: Overall I felt the story was okay
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Adorable for Christmas and cat lovers alike! I loved the art and the simplicity of the story. It’s perfect as a family or classroom read aloud title.
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So, I was browsing for more books on NetGalley again and I stumbled upon a children’s book that had a pretty interesting title, which was called “The Cat Who Ate Christmas” which is written by Lil Chase along with artwork by Thomas Docherty and of course, I had to pick this book up for the title alone!  

It is Christmas and the Hudson family are celebrating the holidays with activities such as decorating their tree and cooking a big and delicious turkey!   Unfortunately, Jingles, the family cat, is being extremely naughty this Christmas as he destroys the family’s Christmas decorations and ends up eating the family turkey!  Of course, everyone in the family gets cross with Jingles and this causes Jingles to run away from home!

Can the Hudson family find Jingles or will their Christmas be ruined?

Read this book to find out!

Lil Chase did a great job at writing this book as this book turned out way differently than what I had expected!  I must admit that when I first saw the title of this book, I thought that the cat in this book actually did ate Christmas or at least ate everything that dealt with Christmas!  But, when I actually started reading this book, I found out that the title of this book was more in a metaphorical sense than what I had originally thought and it made the title of this book such an interesting concept for a simple family mishap!  I loved the fact that Lil Chase made the Hudson family into such a caring and loving family as they might get a bit annoyed by Jingles’ antics, but they do truly care about Jingles in the end.  I also enjoyed the scenes of the family members setting up their decorations for Christmas as it made the book so relatable to me as my family and I love to hang up the decorations for Christmas every year and this book made me wish that Christmas was actually here already!  Thomas Docherty’s artwork is highly creative as the artwork is done mainly in two colors, which are blue and glitter (at least in the edition I got).  I loved the way that the items done in glittering colors really stood out in the artwork as they bring out the importance of the items in the story, such as the turkey and the Christmas decorations.

The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because I felt that the pacing of this book was a bit slow at times and there were times where I tried to speed through this book to get to the more intriguing parts of the book.

Overall, “The Cat Who Ate Christmas” is a truly humorous and cute book that children who want to read books about Christmas or who want to read books about naughty pets will easily enjoy!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.
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Witty and full of funny goings on, brilliantly put together
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