The whimsical cat in the tall red & white striped hat and red bow-tie, arrives at the doorstep of two children, a boy (who is the narrator of the story) and his sister Sally. This time the kids are shoveling snow when the cat prances into their lives to create mayhem. But this time the cat has brought friends to help with the mess he's made ... 26 little cats - named A-Z. The cats are each revealed one by one under each of the previous cat's hats. There is no goldfish in this book to lecture the cat, but the adventure still ends well, with the cats restoring the house and snow covered scene. They even get all the shoveling done before mother arrives home.