Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson~ Review and Giveaway

    Constance Corcoran Wilson
  • Series: Christmas Cats
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Quad Cities' Press; first edition (August 18, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982444885
  • ISBN-13: 978-098244488

The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer is a Seuss-ical tale for young children  (4th in the series) which builds upon the morals of the first three Christmas Cats books (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats and The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats).
This year, the Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, who go about helping animals in distress, are trying to help save the lives of the deer who live in Scott County Park. Hunters are routinely sent to shoot the deer, and the cats want to warn the deer away, so that they will not fall victim to the town’s plans to “thin the herd.”
The Cop Cat, Cy, thinks up a particularly ingenious plan to save all the deer in Scott County Park by introducing them to a jolly old guy in a red suit who lives at the North Pole. Perhaps the deer can also help Santa on Christmas Eve, if they are outfitted with prosthetic (fake) antlers?
Illustrated with delightful drawings and written in rhyme, there are also interactive coloring book pages and mazes from the book’s website, which the author encourages children aged 3 to 10 to fill out and mail in for display. (www.TheXmasCats.com).
My take on this book:
The deer have been eating the bark off of the trees in Scott County Park, and the plan is that the hunters will "thin" the herd by shooting at them. The Christmas Cats decide that they need to come up with a plan to save the deer! What will they do to save the deer while also appeasing the town who is upset that the deer are eating the bark on their park trees?
The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats are back again and this time they are out to save Deer. While the illustrations in this book are beautiful they convey emotion especially on the faces of the deer! Young readers will be drawn to the pictures and understand what the deer are feeling even before the words are read. The rhyming prose of this story make for an enjoyable read and the positive messages just might spark conversations with young readers about helping others and finding solutions to problems. The author also includes a coloring page and maze at the end of the story. The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer is a wonderful addition to anyone's Christmas collection. Beautiful illustrations will capture youngsters eye and imagination,and the positive messages sprinkled with humor will certainly make this a favorite Christmas read. 
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

About Constance Corcoran Wilson:Constance Corcoran Wilson

Connie has published many works representing a variety of genres. Wilson’s first book (1989), published by Performance Learning Systems, Inc. of Emerson, New Jersey, Training the Teacher As A Champion, put forth the teaching techniques and principles taught by the nation’s largest teacher training firm. Written by Wilson in collaboration with PLS founder Joseph Hasenstaab, the book gives an insight into the effective teaching practices of successful teachers, those techniques included in that organization’s Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Effectiveness and Classroom Handling). Connie taught at the elementary level for 20 years, taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges, and founded the second Sylvan Learning Center in the state of Iowa in 1986.
Since then, Connie has published 30 titles in a variety of genres, with the Christmas Cats series written with and for her now-six-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise. (Illustrations by Gary McCluskey) now entering its fourth installment.  The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats began the four-book series and the cats help other animals in distress while wearing a delightful series of silly hats.  The second book in the series, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats, was a plea for all to remain unprejudiced (“Do not judge others without knowing, or prejudice you will be showing”) and the third book,The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats, stressed the need to honor all life as sacred. This year’s book , The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer, encourages helping others and also strikes a blow for individuals who some might consider handicapped, but  who can succeed and excel if  simple accommodations are made for them.
Connie’s adult fare can be seen on Amazon or on her dedicated author site,www.ConnieCWilson.com.
Connies Website: www.WeeklyWilson.com
Christmas Cats Website: http://www.thexmascats.com/

Follow The Christmas Cats Fear For the Deer Tour:

Teddy Rose Reviews Plus Oct  23 Review & Giveaway
Mommy Makes Time Oct 28 Review
Sincerely Stacie Oct 30 Review
Words on Words Nov 2 Review
booknerd Nov 5 Review
Lisa-Queen of Random Nov 6 Review
Cassandra M’s Place Nov 10 Review & Giveaway
VW Stitcher Nov 11 Review
Gramma Knows Best Nov 13 Review & Giveaway
Lisa’s Writopia Nov 16 Review
Deal Sharing Aunt Nov 17 Review
Pen and Muse Book Reviews Nov 18 Review & Giveaway
Rockin’ Book Reviews Nov 20 Review
Bound 4 Escape Nov  23 Review
Krazy Kat Freebies Nov 24 Review & Giveaway
JBronder Book Reviews Nov 25 Review & Interview
Infinite House of Books Nov 27 Interview
Sweet Southern Home Nov 30 Review

Constance Corcoran Wilson


  1. Thank you for your kind words. I would be very grateful if you would post same on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you, also, for taking part in the tour.

    Constance (aka, Connie) Corcoran Wilson

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer'!


Your wonderful comments make my day, thanks for dropping by!