Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Slipper, the cat first seen in Lost Cat (2013), has a chance encounter with Santa Claus that leads to an unexpected North Pole adventure. When Santaor Mr. Furry Boots, as Slipper refers to himvisits her home, the cat sneaks into his now-empty bag. Santa unknowingly whisks her away on the sleigh back to his headquarters, where Ms. Furry Boots let the cat out of the bag! When Slipper starts to miss her home, Santa embarks on a return trip in his sleigh. As in his previous books, Mader excels at capturing the skulking movements of a curious cat, and his pastels exude a glowing warmth and softness: Slippers fur, Santas boots, and the fluffy snow all look real enough to touch. Its a sweet, understated Christmas adventure that hums with the holiday magic that unfolds while children are nestled snug in their beds. Ages 47. Agent: Brianne Johnson, Writers House. (Oct.)