Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know About Cats (Kids' FAQs)

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Cats are mysterious and fascinating creatures. For centuries they have kept people guessing about their unique behavior and secretive habits. Animal lover and author Marty Crisp has gathered questions about cats from students during school visits across the country, and all the answers are right here! Everything Cat reveals why cats do what they do, and why humans keep trying to figure them out.

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Overview

Cats are mysterious and fascinating creatures. For centuries they have kept people guessing about their unique behavior and secretive habits. Animal lover and author Marty Crisp has gathered questions about cats from students during school visits across the country, and all the answers are right here! Everything Cat reveals why cats do what they do, and why humans keep trying to figure them out.

Uses a question-and-answer format to present a variety of information about cats.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The paper-over-board Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know About Cats by Marty Crisp, a companion to the author's Everything Dog, once again uses a q&a format to reveal the truth about these often mysterious creatures. Questions range from the practical, such as "Why do my cat's eyes seem to glow in photographs?" (answer: cats' eyes contain a special membrane that reflects light so they can see better at night) to the more speculative, such as "Do cats really have nine lives?" ("Maybe. Certainly some cats have amazing survival stories," answers the author before recounting a few). Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In this companion volume to Everything Dog (NorthWord, 2003), Crisp answers 30 questions about cats in a chatty, informal style that makes for easy reading. The queries, which were collected from children, range from "Did cats come from dinosaurs?" to "Why do cats hate water?" The pages are illustrated with full-color photographs of felines, usually in a pose related to the topic. Children will love sharing odd facts about these mysterious animals. An annotated list of 12 Web sites is included. Unfortunately, the URL for the first one is printed incorrectly and at least three of the sites have not been updated in two years.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In this title for the Kids FAQs series, Crisp answers questions about cats asked by students she's met around the country. They're the usual stuff: Can you teach a cat tricks? Do cats always land on their feet? Why do cats purr? And the author responds in a clear, straightforward, and entertaining way. Cat owners, cat lovers, and just wannabes will discover interesting if not ground-breaking information here, and they'll love the wonderful photos in color and black-and-white. A table of contents lists the questions and Crisp includes Web sites as well as a bibliography of mostly adult titles. Good captions, factoids, and an attractive, kid-appealing layout make this slim volume the cat's meow. (Nonfiction. 8-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559718653
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Series: Kids Faqs Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,406,281
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Did cats come from dinosaurs? 8
How many breeds of cat exist today? 10
Did curiosity really kill the cat? 12
My cat doesn't come when I call her. Does she know her name? 14
Can you teach a cat tricks? 16
How much sleep does a cat need? 18
Why do cats purr? 19
Do cats communicate? 20
Why do cats play with their food? 22
Why does my cat stare at me? 24
Why did my cat bring me a bird he just killed? 25
How old can a cat live to be? 26
Why did our old cat disappear forever? 27
Why does my cat like catnip? 29
Why do my cat's eyes seem to glow in photographs? 30
Why do cats seem to have a hard time getting along? 31
Why is my cat so picky about what he eats? 32
Why does my cat lick herself? 34
Why do cats eat grass? 35
Should we have our cat declawed? 36
How come my cat is afraid to climb down trees? 38
Do cats always land on their feet? 40
Why do cats hate water? 42
Do cats really have nine lives? 44
Why do cats like getting on top of the fridge? 46
Why is a cat's tongue rough? 48
Are there any famous cats? 50
Why are so many people allergic to cats? 52
Is a black cat bad luck? 54
Do cats like people or don't they? 56
Strange cat facts 59
Resources 62
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