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The Cat in the Christmas Tree

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Being owned by several cats myself, this book is right up my alley. I enjoyed reading about the antics of the adorable cats in each story. I recommend this book to all, even non-cat owners. Thanks to the authors, Revell, and NetGalley.

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Thank you Netgalley and Revell for access to this arc.

I saw Callie Smith Grant's name on this anthology of cat stories and remembered that I’d read another book she compiled “Second Chance Cats,” two years ago. Since this one is focused on cats and Christmas, I asked to review it.

As one would think, there are lots of stories of cats taking down Christmas trees, cats playing “slip-n-slide” across floors while riding sheets of wrapping paper, cats hopping in and taking over the many boxes that arrive at this time of year and cats eyeing other “forbidden” objects with which their “servants” (and I’m definitely a cat servant) have decorated the house. I haven’t put up a tree in eleven years.

The stories are short, sweet, and usually upbeat though a few do mention how cats can sense our emotions and comfort us when we’re down. There are some Christmas gift cats (oh, please don’t do this as a surprise) and other stories about cats choosing their new servants. Mine enjoyed sitting on and near me while I enjoyed reading this batch. B

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Review to come near Christmas on my blog and other places.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Do you like cats? Do you like cat shenanigans? Do you like heart-warming stories? Do you love Christmas? Well then you, just like I did, should read this absolutely hilarious book featuring many short stories from people about cats! In this book we get 27 short stories written by various people about their cats. From rescues on the day itself or near the day, to the experience of a kitten's first Christmas, to finding happiness in a cat, to having a hoot about a cat who brought a present for her owner during a party, to pure chaos as the tree is being set up and is ready, to kids and their love for animals. I loved that the ages of the cats varied. Plus, I loved that while Christmas is the central theme, we also read a bit of a backstory on the cats, on the people, on the family. I loved that!

There is something for everyone and I was just devouring this book because it was just way too fun. I am sadly without cats, because of allergies, but I just love cats. I am the kind of girl who, despite all this, will give some pets and love to the cats she sees on her walk. Just like Rin in Love Live who is an absolute cat lover, but also very allergic. We both just cannot keep our distance from cats. So a book about cats? During the most fun holiday after Halloween (yes, sorry Christmas, but Halloween is an absolute winner)? I needed this.

I loved that the stories weren't all funny (though I definitely wouldn't have minded it, haha), there are some more serious. Some made me sad (but also happy at the end). Some a bit too American (I am sorry, I am a Dutch girl and very sober about things).

And just look at that cover? I just want to grab that tiny little kitty and give it a big big hug!

I definitely would recommend this book to all and as for me? I am going to see what this editor has done more and if there are more books like this about cats.

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Absolutely delightful collection of stories of kitties and their shenanigans during and around the Christmas season.

As a slave to two kitties myself, I found myself nodding and laughing constantly and the assertion by many of the authors that they rescued kitties and then found themselves rescued right back, is definitely something I totally agreed with!

If you are looking for a fun but also meaningful selection of stories, you are in the right place :)

Lovely to take a break from the world and all its woes and count my blessings.

5 stars from me.

Thank you to NetGalley and Revell.

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The cat in the Christmas Tree is a delightful non-fiction book. It has three-to-four-page stories authors have contributed to the book about their cats taking place at Christmas time.
Mostly about kittens gotten around Christmas time, it is quite the entertaining read.
As you can imagine with cats, rascals as we all know, there are quite a few stories about cats in the Christmas tree, those trees falling down, decorations smashing and the like. Read this purr and cuddle filled book, perfect for all cat lovers. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I have.

Published October 11,22.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.

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I love reading stories about animals. We have two cats we got from a rescue (and I volunteer for that rescue) so this book caught my eye.

This book has 27 short stories about people who have cats and their antics around Christmastime. Not surprisingly, there are a couple stories about trees being toppled and ornaments being broken. It's a quick read and the stories were cute and heartwarming.

I was surprised, though, at the amount of people in the stories who let their cats outside. I live on a busy street and our cats are never allowed outside. They are happy and safe with their inside world because they don't know any better (indoor cats have longer lifespans).

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