A Caribbean Christmas

In Celebration of the Holidays in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria and Dedicated to the Many Brave Puerto Ricans Who Have Weathered and Continue to Weather the Aftermath of the Storms.

A little orange kitten moves from the North Pole (where it's very cold) to Puerto Rico, thinking that the sunny weather and tropical breezes would be so much better than "ice and snow."  When she gets there, she finds that she is lonely.  Missing her wintery Christmases, she decides to make Christmas cookies in the shapes of snowflakes, pine trees, and other things.  Her neighbors can’t resist the smell of her cookies, so they all come for a visit.  Pretty soon, she has made a lot of new friends and realizes that it's not the place but the people with whom she spends time are what matter.

Length:  12 Pages (Fully Animated & Interactive)
Age Range:  3+

Writing & Artwork by Monica Surrena
Narration by Gerry O'Brien
Sound Design by Peter Darmi
Music by MJ Mynarski

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Meet The Characters!

Released After the Hurricanes
in Culebra, Puerto Rico


Culebra, Puerto Rico was hit by two massive hurricanes within two weeks, leaving a lot of damage, not just physical damage but to the economy. I was there during that time and had the opportunity to get to know the people there, developing many long lasting relationships.

Given Away for Free

Funds generated from e-book sales were to be given to help a local institution on Culebra. Since then, the e-book has been set to free in hopes to offer enjoyment to children of all ages.


The goal of this project is to help inspire children in their formative years to use their imaginations, think outside of the box... and just be great in general so that when they grow into adulthood, they will inspire others by their efforts.

Monica Surrena

Author / Creator

Monica Surrena is an accomplished producer, writer, and entrepreneur. Monica was born in Pittsburgh and has worked in the creative arts for over 15 years doing film, writing, and graphic design. In 2010, she graduated with an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in Film and Television Production, and received a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Film, Literature and Ancient Language. Since graduating from school, she has been involved in various film productions and has developed numerous film and television projects that are now at various stages of development.

Monica's latest project, THE CATS OF OLD SAN JUAN, is a spec animated television series for which she is creating a pitch as well as interactive Children's E-books and creative learning projects based on the characters and their world.

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