Diana, a little black cat, is bored by the long, cold days. Cyrus, her older and wiser friend, tries to keep her out of trouble with regular lectures, but temptations are everywhere. From sliding on the kitchen towel to "capturing" the sewing room tape measure, Diana is on the prowl for fun, when what should she discover but the most amazing tree she has ever seen - with "pretty bobbles and balls just begging to be knocked off and batted around the room."
When their mischief is discovered, the two house cats have a night out in the snow to look forward to. But it is, after all, the Christmas season, with charity even for two ornery cats.
©2006 J.B. Stockings (P)2014 J.B. Stockings
I am an author of 19 titles in a variety of genres.
I was asked to listen to this story and found it to be delightful. I particularly enjoyed the humour. And it was pleasing to hear a tale from a cat's point of view.
Children's books with animals.
A completely different feel to the story, although the word 'measure' sounded odd to me, unless that is an American way of saying it?
It was only a short tale, so yes.
Very well done by both the writer and narrator.
This is a darling story about two cats that do things cats do! The words paint great pictures of what is happening, but I loved it best when following along with the hard copy book to see the great illustrations. This would be a great gift for any lover of animal tales.
When they cats were un-decorating the Christmas tree it make me think of those special times in my life!
Jodi's performances are well spoken and easy listening.
This is a short tale - about 12 minutes
Yes! It's so cute.
The love that won out at the end.
Yes, this one was performed beautifully like the others
A wonderful, curious treat!
With younger and younger children using iPads and other devices, this short tale is a purr-fect listen. Kitten Diana is curious about everything while her more experienced friend Cyrus explains to her the proper way to behave. Once a tempting tree is placed in the house, loaded with shiny objects, caution is thrown to the wind.
In a subtle way, this kitten story can relate to the relationship between an enthusiastic toddler and an older sibling.
It made me smile and wish for a fleeting time that I could have my own Diana and Cyrus.
Yes, I've already listened to it twice and I can't wait to share it with my granddaughter. I enjoyed hearing about the two kitties and their mischief and consequences, and the ending was just perfect.
Peter Rabbit or The Poky Little Puppy, because even naughty little animals are loved by their parents in all three books.
Diana was my favorite, because she wasn't stuffy like Cyrus seemed at first. But then when we got to see another side of Cyrus, it was a lot of fun. I liked them both.
Yes! It was just right for one sitting.
It threw me for a bit when I realized "Cyrus" was a female. Maybe it's spelled differently from what I am imagining. But that was my only quibble. And it's not a big deal. Cats can be named all sorts of ways.
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