Suddenly, a large bird finds Kitten and knows what his Christmas feast will be. Kitten can't believe his eyes when three of Santa's reindeer fly in and save the day. The reindeer can't help but notice that instead of being happy, Kitten is sad.
He explains that he has no home and is tired of being alone. Prancer knows exactly what to do. Fashioning a pair of antlers from two nearby sticks, he makes Kitten a part of their team.
Will Santa be fooled by this furry farce? Can Kitten learn the ways of the reindeer before Santa's magical flight?
I absolutely love this book! The story definitely tugged at my heartstrings and made me tear up. Being the owner of three rescue cats, I know what a horrible life they had before they were rescued from the streets. Cat over population is a nationwide issue that is beautifully summed up in the book.
I also love that the story rhymes. For some reason, Christmas stories that rhyme seem more magical to me. Children will be drawn to the musicality of the text in addition to the magic and mystery.
Benjamin Vincent's illustrations are adorable and stunning. I fell in love with Kitten the moment I saw the cover of the book. His over-sized eyes really pull the reader in creating even more empathy for him. The comic book style quality of the illustrations will definitely keep children engaged and excited about turning the page.
This is a fabulous story for animal lovers of all ages. I think this book could also be used as part of the humane education curriculum in animal shelters and rescue groups across the country.