Panther's Snowy Christmas

A Panther Adventure

Children - Grade K-3rd
80 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2023
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Author Biography

I'm a former English and writing teacher who retired to write all the books cluttering my brain that included novel after novel. However, stories I had written for my grandchildren also wanted to be shared. Then a scrap of black fur came to live with me. When I held that small pitiful kitten in my hands, I told him, "You need a name you can grow into. You're Baby Panther." Panther did his best to grow into his name as he entertained me with his antics and provided me with more material for the Panther adventures.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Panther's Snowy Christmas is a children's picture book by Vivian Zabel. Complemented by colorful illustrations from Athalie Genesis, the story follows the adventures of a black cat named Panther. It's nearing Christmas, and Katie is helping her father string the lights along the tree when Panther jumps on the manger. With the hustle and bustle of activity around Christmas, Panther knows something is up. On Christmas morning, he follows Katie and her younger sister Emma as they are about to open their presents and quickly engages them in playing. But when they go outside to play, Panther is hesitant to follow them. Finally, the girls realize Panther isn't sure of the snow and must be coaxed into it. Slowly Panther becomes more comfortable around snow, although he will never be a big fan.

Panther's Snowy Christmas is a short and sweet children's Christmas story highlighting how we all have inherent fears that sometimes stop us from doing the things we love. But we must not let this dictate our lives. Vivian Zabel tells a delightful tale about a cat whose adventures are bound to raise your spirits and leave you with a smile. Concise yet compelling, children will find much to love about Panther. Athalie Genesis' vibrant illustrations bring the characters to life and make the reading experience even more lively. Everyone loves Christmas, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than reading a Christmas story featuring a cat?