Both of these books are the collaborative efforts of:
Constance Corcoran Wilson (author), and Gary McCluskey (illustrator)
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats
Whether they can read it themselves or share it with someone, this is a fun read for children. Colourful and appealing illustrations help tell an adventurous, yet meaningful story. The Christmas Cats are employed to assist in chasing down some rats in a lab. Once there, the Cats realize that these rats have jobs and are doing good things. The Christmas Cats learn an important lesson in accepting others for who they really are.
The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats
Again, the Christmas Cats are called in to check into a mystery. They end up on another adventure, however. This time they must investigate the strange sounds coming from a school bus. During their investigation, they find out that bats are living in the bus! The Christmas Cats learn another lesson in this book. Even though bats are thought to be scary and are very different than others, they do have a purpose and a job to do, too. Acceptance is an important thing to learn and share.