Ree Drummond, or The Pioneer Woman, is best known for her fabulous blog, wonderful cookbooks, and fantastic television show. If you can’t tell from that sentence, I’m slightly (ready incredibly) obsessed with her. In addition to all the things she does to help grownups to cook well and eat yummy food, she is also the author of several children’s books. Because I am an actual child my lovely parents got me Charlie and the Christmas Kitty for Christmas.
If you’re a fan of The Pioneer Woman you know that Charlie is Ree’s beloved basset hound given to her by her husband for Christmas. Charlie often makes appearances on her blog, television show, and even in her cookware line. So it’s only natural that the main character of her children’s book series would be none other than Charlie himself.
Ree combines her trademark humor that we’ve come to love from her blog with a storyline that children will love. When a kitty suddenly shows up under the Christmas Tree Charlie has a difficult time adjusting to the change. Needless to say, hilarity ensues until Charlie finally comes to terms with the new kitty in his life.
Not only this book hilariously cute, it’s also beautiful. The book is illustrated by Dianne deGroat, who crafts lovely pictures throughout the book that match the story perfectly. You can tell that this truly was a collaboration.
And in true Ree fashion, the book ends with a recipe for Christmas Cookies.
Bottom Line: Charlie and the Christmas Kitty is an adorably little book that kids of all ages will love.
Love and Happy Reading,