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The Twelve Cats of Christmas

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  12 reviews
On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
four Siamese,
three climbing cats,
two cats asleep,
and a white cat with a red bow.

This irresistible collection of festive felines features cats intently gazing out windows, mischievously playing with rolls of ribbon, contentedly lapping up milk, and relaxing in a variety of other friendly, familiar poses. Readers wi
Hardcover, 26 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Chronicle Books
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Jobiska (Cindy)
Pretty cute, but why did they have to "rhyme" "my true love gave to me" with "a white cat with a red bow?" Was there NO other thing they could have written that would actually rhyme with "me?" It is the only darn rhyme you have to come up with in the whole song!
Julia Brumfield
A beautiful Christmas variation of the "12 Days of Christmas" that is directed for those who love cats. Each day brings in the same amount of cats doing something cat-like that will remind us of those actions that intrigue us every day from our very own kitty-cat friends.

The pictures are so gorgeous within this book for they do a glorious job in catching the cats both in motion and stillness. Each collection of cats is showed in bright realistic colors while at the same time being bordered wit
Most everyone has heard of the Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, but now a delightful spin on that popular song, for children and cat loving adults alike: The Twelve Cats of Christmas, by Kandy Radzinski is just that.

In this adorable holiday book, the author features twelve cute as can be cats in various poses, playing, drinking milk, and just have a fun time. The story, a parody to the original song, is told in sing song rhyme:

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
The main draw of this book are the illustrations. Colorful, cute and detailed. The text is just a crazy cat enabler's version of the "12 days of Christmas".
This is one of my top 10 (maybe even 5) read aloud Christmas books. Of course, it follows the theme of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" but it replaces each original gift with a cat/cats who are doing all the silly and cute things that cats do. The pictures are fun, and so is the story! So fun to read/sing aloud to!
if i counted correctly, my true love gave me 359 cats. even the crazy cat lady down the street doesn't have 359 cats. where do you get 359 cats? wouldn't this mean you end up w/your own tv show or on springer?
the wrong book to read at two in the morning.
even michael jackson probably never had 359 cats.
While not one of my favorite Christmas carols, I enjoyed this version.
A fun twist on the Twelve Day of Christmas with beautiful pictures. Great for cat lovers and those who love Christmas.
Emmy Lou
I'm not going to lie, I sang this all the way through. The illustrations are absolutely AMAZING, too!
A retelling of the 12 days of Christmas with wonderful cat illustrations.
book for cat lovers
wished it included kittens too
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