Santa’s Snow Cat


Santa’s Snow Cat

Sue Stainton, author

Illustrated by Anne Mortimer

Katharine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2001

Snow Cat is Santa’s favorite cat and she travels with him everywhere – especially on Christmas Eve. One Christmas Eve she becomes enchanted by the lights in the city below and accidentally falls from the sleigh. She falls into the streets of New York City and in searching for her own Santa she comes across many “nearly” Santas and being frozen and tired, she gives up hope.

Main characters –

  • Snow Cat, pure white cat with beautiful jade green eyes
  • Santa, everyone knows who he is
  • Big Lemon Moon, full moon shining brightly in the night sky
  • North Wind, blows his snow and ice everywhere


  A beautifully illustrated sweet story of reassurance that if you get lost the one who loves you the most will find you again. It is a sweet bedtime story for Christmas Eve night, to remind the reader that Christmas is more than presents and busyness. It is also about love.   Santa searches for her and lands on the “tallest of tall buildings” which, with an illustration of Santa on the World Trade Towers, provides a poignant reminder of what was lost and a promise of the future. 

Rating: 4 Paws for the purity of heart and the love of Snow Cat and Santa.

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mar 5 2005a Reviewer: Simon

 Sue Stainton

Other books by Sue Stainton:


 Anne  Mortimer

Other illustrations by Anne Mortimer (there we so many to choose from, I chose only cats in winter!)


Other books illustrated by Anne Mortimer


Real live Santa’s Snow Cats…

 (image in public domain)



  from Maine Coon Nation

 from Pix for Ragdoll Cats

And finally, our own Santa’s Snow Cat, Laura (although she has yellow eyes, but don’t tell Santa!)