Presents a comprehensive, factual guide about cats, discussing their existence as domestic pets for the past four thousand years, differences in their physical characteristics, ways one can communicate with them, the proper manner in which to care for them, and more.
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Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post", "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.comFrom School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 2-Each spread of this book features watercolor paintings of cats, leaving space at the bottom of each page for up to five sentences of large-print text. Some pages have multiple illustrations that show cat behaviors or physical features. Gibbons includes many breeds, but her depictions of the tortoiseshell and mackerel tabbys and the Maine coon are inaccurate. Near the end, she uses two columns of small pictures with captions beside them to present the highlights of kitten and cat care, history, folklore, and factoids. She seems to assume that all cats are allowed outdoors, mentions neutering but not spaying, and gives no indication that flea collars don't always work well. Otherwise, this is an acceptable, quiet, basic introduction, slightly easier to read than Tomie dePaola's livelier, more complete and accurate The Kids' Cat Book (Holiday, 1979).-Margaret Chatham, Fairfax County Library System, VA
Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Holiday House, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823412539
Book Description Holiday House, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0823412539
Book Description Holiday House. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0823412539 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0425876