Cat

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Fun encyclopedia of cat breeds for all ages.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids of all ages will enjoy this fun, interactive book with real-life photos of 22 different breeds of cats, simple playful text, and a reference page that gives the personal and breed name of each cat in the book.

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What's the story?

This is a book about cats, not really a story, but an encyclopedia of different breeds. Photographs of actual cats grace the pages, while various tabs and other touches invite the reader to interact with them, and a couple of surprises are tucked in here and there. The text reads with the rhyming cadence of an early reader, with words that describe the cats: \"Furry cat, Bald cat, Wrinkly cat, sleek. Cats love toys that squeak, squeak, squeak.\"

Is it any good?

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Three cats stare out from the cover inviting, almost daring, the reader to open this book. One has his paw in a fishbowl, and tries to swat at the goldfish when the reader pushes the arrowed tab. The other two have furry tails to stroke, and the word "cat" is written in large black letters above them...bold, but simple. Eyecatching, uncomplicated, and to the point, this book about cats is also real, playful, and amazing on several levels.

The youngest kids will like the playfulness of the pages, early readers will enjoy reading the simple text, and older kids will like learning the real names of the 22 different cats.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different kinds of cats. Which one do you like best? Why? Older kids might enjoy using the reference page to learn the names of the different breeds.

Book details

Author:Matthew Van Fleet
Illustrator:Brian Stanton
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Non-Fiction
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Publication date:February 10, 2009
Number of pages:20
Publisher's recommended age(s):2 - 7
Read aloud:2
Read alone:5

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Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byauburncutie4ever April 20, 2009
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Aww... How Cute!

Seems like a great book, my 11 year old daughter LOVES cats and wants to be a vet when she grows up.

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