Cats vs. Dogs (National Geographic Readers Series)

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Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one's better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.

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Overview

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one's better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The two most popular pets in the world are dogs and cats. Each person who owns one thinks their pet is the best. Carney has taken an approach of comparing different characteristics and letting readers decide which animal is the best. It all starts with the ancestors of these domestic animals—whose was the scariest? In this case, cats win hands down since a wolf would be no match for a lion or a tiger—the big cats. But never fear, dogs have the most sensitive noses with twice as many scent cells as cats. When it comes to hearing, cats are the winners—they can hear a mouse scurrying and their hearing is three times greater than that of humans. Cats communicate with their tails and so do dogs, but dogs win here because they have more ways of using their tails to communicate. Dogs also communicate better in general and are more social. Cats are cleaner and sleep more than dogs. They are both smart and each makes a wonderful pet. Terms are defined on the pages in inset boxes and additional facts are often offered. The layout uses excellent photographs and has paw prints running across the top of every page; a bit busy but still appealing. There are also jokes interspersed throughout and most are puns. For kids who are looking for a pet or want to know more about one that they have there is plenty of useful information in this book. A Level 3 book in the "National Geographic Readers" series targeted to kids who are reading fluently. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426307553
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: National Geographic Readers Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 60,497
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH CARNEY is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in nonfiction children's books and science, math, and STEM-related magazines. Her author credits includeEverything Big CatsEverything DolphinsGreat Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move, and several titles in the Face to Face and National Geographic Readers series.

Elizabeth Carney received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles Face to Face With CheetahsFace to Face With Gorillas, and Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move appeared on the National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Book list for 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively.

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    This was great!

    My student just loved all the information! She's a big cat fan, and EVERYONE here has a dog, so to see the comparison really interested him.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    I love cats

    I love cats and dogs so i got this book

    18 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Hi

    Dogs! Duh! [:0)

    16 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Dogs

    I ADORE WOLVES AND HUSKIES!!!!! ^.^

    14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Terrible

    Obviously, dogs win. Because they are sweet, cute, smart, loyal, athletic and loving . Cats are stupid, ugly, mean, and are very selfish too. Dogs have more talent too, and are actually usefull. Cats are worthless exept for scratches and bites all over you. It says in the book "whos the pickiest eater" and cats win. They just did it for the cat lovers. It should actually be "whos the least pickiest eater" nat geo. No one cares about whos pickier. Cat and cat lovers, more people own dogs anyways, and dog people rule america.

    12 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    ?

    How many pages is it?

    12 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Dogs vs. Cats

    I wonder what this is going to be like. I seems like a good magazine.

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    IDK

    IDK MAN!!!!

    9 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Hi

    Cats are way better than dogs dogs suck.

    8 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    November 30

    In my defense this person who says cats are not useful than you are a total cat hater. The book is really good . The last question asks you which is the better pet they just say a tie and it is ture and the book is cool since you get to see which pet is better than the other in.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    I love cats and dogs!!!!!!!

    I loved this book! Im more of a cat fan but, c' mon who doesnt like dogs? It is such a cute book about wich one is the best pet, cats? Or dogs? Its obvious tht they are both ideal pets but just to get it out there, GO CATS!!! ( and dogs)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    I have not read it yet but its bout animals so i give it 5 stars

    Hmmm

    4 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    ...

    Then don't rate it

    4 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    CATS

    CATS RULE! YAY CATS! CATS ARE THE BESTEST! CATS ROCK! CATS DOMINATE! CATS WIN!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Cats of course

    They each serve different needs, but cats win for me.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    CATS WIN!!!!!!

    Cats win and dogs don't, it is a fact that cat are more cuddly and more cute than dogs. In the book it does say the dogs have cool ansestors ( Which I love wolves myself ) and says the dogs are less picky eaters, but other than that, cat are great! I have a cat named Snowy and it is the most cutest thing and is very loving. So once again, CATS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Ano

    This is really good because we all know dogs and cats are equal

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Cool?

    I havent read it yet.

    2 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    DOGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cats are stupid and they shed A LOT and all they do is SLEEP BORING!!!! Dogs are kind, loving, and understandable.
    GO DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S dogs are WAY cuter to.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

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