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School Library Journal11/01/2013
Gr 2–4—In this set, the histories of six breeds of cats are covered, and fur coloring and body types are fully explained. The abundant color photographs tend to be adorable. For example, pictures show a hapless Persian kitten accepting its bath-time fate, a Siamese seeming to smile for the camera, and a sphinx cat posing like its ancient Egyptian counterpart. On each spread, the concise text rests on a softly hued background. "Perfect Purr Facts" text boxes add additional information. Some titles introduce a real feline in the final section. In Ragdolls, Matilda, who resides at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC, is profiled. In American Shorthairs, finicky Morris the Cat makes an appearance. Delightful for cat lovers and helpful for youngsters trying to decide which type of cat to pick for a potential pet.