Author: Tish Rabe
Illustator: Joe Mathieu
Publisher: Golden Books
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: library ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
This rhymed retelling of the hit PBS Kids holiday special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! is bound to become a cherished keepsake. Written in a style reminiscent of Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, the book retells the story from the Cat's Christmas Eve Party through his various mishaps while attempting to return young reindeer Ralph home in time to pull Santa's sled. Along the way, readers are introduced to a herd of elephants with an uncanny ability to smell water; a pod of dolphins who can communicate across far distances; and a single-minded army of Christmas Island crabs—all of whom demonstrate how working together is the best way to solve a problem, and how being home for the holidays is the best place to be. A perfect gift for fans of the hit PBS Kids TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—and an ideal choice for reading aloud—this is a book the whole family can enjoy together!
I saw the word Christmas in the book that thought maybe it was really about Christmas and that maybe it would be good to read to A.
It was more about The Cat in the Hat and his two friends helping bring Ralph home before Christmas Eve night. Though along the way things are happening to the Thing-a-ma-jigger and they don't know why. Can they get Ralph home in time?
The pictures very colorful and went very well with the story. If you like rhyming books because we all know the Cat in the Hat loves to rhyme then I say get this book.
Tish Rabe (pronounced "Robby") is a best-selling children’s book author who has written over 160 children’s books including The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, a series of non-fiction Dr. Seuss science books, which have sold over 4 million copies. A new television series based on these books, “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That” airs daily on PBS Kids (http://www.pbskids.org/catinthehat).
Ms. Rabe also created her own original character “The I Believe Bunny” for Thomas Nelson (www.ibelievebunny.com) a series of gentle, inspirational stories featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations, which won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Best Picture Book in 2010.