Cats vs. Dogs (National Geographic Readers Series)

Cats vs. Dogs (National Geographic Readers Series)

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by Elizabeth Carney
     
 

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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

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426307560
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
National Geographic Readers Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
609,736
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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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Cats vs. Dogs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Locura More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ADORE WOLVES AND HUSKIES!!!!! ^.^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder what this is going to be like. I seems like a good magazine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love cats and dogs so i got this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really good because we all know dogs and cats are equal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They each serve different needs, but cats win for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dogs! Duh! [:0)
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
When I saw this book I figured K would like learning the difference between cats and dogs. They are both fun pets to have but are very different, not only by their looks but how they act. In Cats vs. Dogs we learn who has the scariest relatives, how cats and dogs are different in how they speak and what it means. How the are different in how they can smell things. After each part of comparing the animals we get a winner either it is a cat ,or dog, or a tie between the two.  If you want some cool facts about cats and dogs read this book we both learned a lot. The reading leave is set at a three and I would think this is good reading for the older kids to read on their own. But if you are reading to your child then this is good for ages 5 on up. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CATS RULE! YAY CATS! CATS ARE THE BESTEST! CATS ROCK! CATS DOMINATE! CATS WIN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a tie.Nobody can determine who's the REAL best pet.The only reason a cat may seem to behave bad is because it's come from (a) terrible place(s).The animal's been neglected so much it wants nothing more to do with humans.If that's not the case,the cat may not have been trained and may just need some training.I like dogs five percent better than cats,but I still love both pets.Overall,it's still a tie,because both pets have their own special qualities. ~Coming from a 10-year-old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages is it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IDK MAN!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hmmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then don't rate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read it yet.