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Christmas Carols for Cats
A witty, charming treasury of traditional Christmas carols -rewritten by cats for cats - includes such classics as "The Twelve Days of Catmas," "We Wish for the Fam'ly Goldfish," and "Bark! The Hairy Scary Things."
Hardcover, 29 pages
Published December 5th 2000 by Bantam Books
(first published November 6th 1996)
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Christmas Carols for Cats is great fun. It features twelve well-known Christmas songs and carols rewritten so that the centre around cats (as all things in life should, I feel). The adaptations are clever and witty and they scan so well that I found myself humming them under my breath as I read the book. There are a few contributions which don’t work quite as well, in my opinion, such as ‘Collar Bells’ which is set, unsurprisingly, to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’, but I found something to enjoy in ...more
A fun book that takes many of the traditional Christmas carols and turns them into cat's carols. It works well with such as 'The First Slow Yell', which ends quite cattily with 'For nothing else matters when I want my food' and many others. There are also some nice, complementary illustrations by Sue Hellard.