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Few animals can match the strength or grace of the big cats. A large male Siberian tiger, who eats anything from a frog to a bear, may weigh more than 600 pounds and be more than 12 feet long, nose to tail. A lion's earsplitting roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. And in only a few seconds, the cheetah can go from 0 to 70 miles an hour - that's faster than the fastest racehorse! Whether they are running, climbing, or leaping, these bundles of muscle are always ready for ...
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Overview

Few animals can match the strength or grace of the big cats. A large male Siberian tiger, who eats anything from a frog to a bear, may weigh more than 600 pounds and be more than 12 feet long, nose to tail. A lion's earsplitting roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. And in only a few seconds, the cheetah can go from 0 to 70 miles an hour - that's faster than the fastest racehorse! Whether they are running, climbing, or leaping, these bundles of muscle are always ready for action.

There is much to discover about these masterful hunters - including how to help the big cats survive extinction.

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of big cats.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Encourage children to read, write, sing, speak, and paint pictures about cats-real and storybook, domestic and wild-for four weeks. If you start on April 12, you can end on May 12 and celebrate Cat Festival Day, as they do in Belgium. Mr. Simon describes the attributes that make seven of the largest feral felines superb predators and details the specifics that distinguish one from the other.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064461191
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: A Trophy Nonfiction Bk.
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 283,821
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Big Cats

    Do you like ferocious felines? Then this is the book about big cats is for you. Some of the animals are tigers, lions, jaguars, & cheetahs. They give you their prey & tell why it is. A lion's prey is a Jaguar. I would recommend this book to people who love cats. Or whoever likes to learn about new things. If you want to take an awesome adventure with the big cats around the world you should read this book.By:Christian

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