The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson:Publisher: Quad City Press; First edition (August 18, 2015)
Category: Children's Books, Cats, Christmas Books
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 36 Pages
The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer is a Seuss-ical tale for young children (4th in the series) which builds upon the morals of the first three Christmas Cats books
(The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats and The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats).
This year, the Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, who go about helping animals in distress, are trying to help save the lives of the deer who live in Scott County Park.
Hunters are routinely sent to shoot the deer, and the cats want to warn the deer away, so that they will not fall victim to the town's plans to "thin the herd." The Cop Cat, Cy, thinks up a particularly ingenious plan to save all the deer in Scott County Park by introducing them to a jolly old guy in a red suit who lives at the North Pole.
Perhaps the deer can also help Santa on Christmas Eve, if they are outfitted with prosthetic (fake) antlers? Illustrated with delightful drawings and written in rhyme, there are also interactive coloring book pages and mazes from the book's website, which the author encourages children aged 3 to 10 to fill out and mail in for display. (www.TheXmasCats.com).
Cassandra's Review- While I didn't care for this book and my family was not impressed, it is a book for the holidays. Some kids may really love it.
Since then, Connie has published 30 titles in a variety of genres, with the Christmas Cats series written with and for her now-six-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise. (Illustrations by Gary McCluskey) now entering its fourth installment.
The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats began the four-book series and the cats help other animals in distress while wearing a delightful series of silly hats. The second book in the series,
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats, was a plea for all to remain unprejudiced ("Do not judge others without knowing, or prejudice you will be showing") and the third book, The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats, stressed the need to honor all life as sacred.
This year's book , The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer, encourages helping others and also strikes a blow for individuals who some might consider handicapped, but who can succeed and excel if simple accommodations are made for them. Connie's adult fare can be seen on Amazon or on her dedicated author site, www.ConnieCWilson.com.
The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats was one of 7 books singled out by the CWA (Chicago Writers' Association) as one of the Best Books of the Year by a Chicago author in 2014 at its annual award ceremony. Connie's adult fare has won "Shelf Unbound" Page-Turner of the Year awards, NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs) Pinnacle Awards, E-lit awards, LuckyCinda awards, Silver Feather Awards as Writer of the Year from the IWPA (Illinois Women's Press Association) in 2012 and 2014 and, Midwest Writing Center's Writer of the Year Award in 2010 as well as a Writer's Digest awards (screenplay).
She was also named the Yahoo Content Producer of the Year for Politics in 2008 after following the presidential election of 2008. Connie maintains two short story series and a novel series as Connie Corcoran Wilson, but uses her full legal name, Constance Corcoran Wilson, on her children's series, which she writes for and with her 6-year-old granddaughters.
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Christmas Cats Website: http://www.thexmascats.com/
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