Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummound
Illustrated by Diane deGroat
Genre: Children’s Picture Book – Christmas
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: September 25th, 2012
Publisher: HaperCollins Children’s
Why is there a great big tree in the house?!?
And why are all these boxes underneath it?
Hey–what is that?!? Where did it come from?
Uh-oh. This isn’t good. . . . This isn’t good at all!
In this hilarious follow-up to the “New York Times” bestselling picture book “Charlie the Ranch Dog,” Ree Drummond–the Pioneer Woman herself–delivers a story about getting into the holiday spirit and finding the good in all. Even though Charlie may not have put a kitty on his Christmas list, he learns that if you keep an open heart, new friends can come in unexpected packages.
Oh come on, don’t make me be the first person to not love this book. Ugh I have been really looking forward to this one and the illustrations are adorable and the theme is fun but it felt a bit disconnected to me for a picture book story. I guess I am looking for too much when this is a story narrated by a ranch hound… hmm. I assume I am some where between three and four stars I guess. It is cute and could provide for some smiles and Christmas cheer.
*Thanks to HC for providing a copy for review.*
Ree Drummond began blogging in 2006 and has built an award-winning website that receives upwards of 20 million hits per month, www.thepioneerwoman.com, where she shares recipes, showcases her photography (including pictures of Charlie!), and documents her hilarious transition from city life to ranch wife. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Charlie the Ranch Dog, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels–A Love Story and now has her own series on the Food Network, The Pioneer Woman. Ree lives on a working cattle ranch near Pawhuska, OK, with her husband, Ladd, their four kids, and lots of animals, including Charlie and Kitty!