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Big Cats: Hunters of the Night

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Lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars are all big cats, and you would not like to meet them in the dark! They rest during the day but come to life at night to hunt. With a mighty roar, the big cats chase down their prey. Sharp teeth and claws and powerful jaws mean certain doom. Author Elaine Landau tells the reader all about these beautiful hunters: how they hunt, where they live, and what the future holds for the big cats.

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Overview

Lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars are all big cats, and you would not like to meet them in the dark! They rest during the day but come to life at night to hunt. With a mighty roar, the big cats chase down their prey. Sharp teeth and claws and powerful jaws mean certain doom. Author Elaine Landau tells the reader all about these beautiful hunters: how they hunt, where they live, and what the future holds for the big cats.

Children's Book Council award Book of the Year for grades 3-4 winner!
Science Books & Films Best Books for Children 2007 winner!
Children's Choices List for 2008!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
More like a picture book, this smaller format book has a full page picture opposite a page of text. The focus is big cats, and the book is part of the "Animals After Dark" series. It also opens with a glossary or word-to-know section instead of putting them at the end of the book. Kids who read this page first will certainly get more out of the following text. Big cats for the most part are endangered; they generally are distinguished from other cats by their ability to roar and their size. They are also carnivores and most have the ability to swim and climb trees. They spend most of the day sleeping and then hunt at night. They have better eyesight and hearing ability than humans, and their whiskers also serve as feelers, all of which contributes to making them successful hunters at night. The information is basic but when combined with the pictures, it is enough to introduce young readers to these predators. For those who want to know more, there is a page at the end of the book that references a few books and some web sites. This short text also has an index and a table of contents which can help young readers starting to write reports better understand the layout of a reference book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766027701
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Animals after Dark Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,433,953
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.65 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents


Words to Know     2
In the Rain Forest     4
A Look at Big Cats     7
Big Cats Have Coats     10
Night Life     12
Natural Hunters     15
Where the Big Cats Live     16
Staying Alive     19
Mating     21
Raising Young     22
Big Cats and Humans     24
In the Future     27
Fun Facts About Big Cats     29
To Know More About Big Cats     30
Index     31
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