Looking at Wild Cats

Looking at Wild Cats

by Deborah Hodge, Nancy Gray Ogle
     
 

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Kids can learn to read while learning about cougars, lynxes, bobcats and other wild cats around the world. These non-fiction Level 1 first readers are interactive, with an eye-spy component at the beginning and a simple quiz at the end.

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Kids can learn to read while learning about cougars, lynxes, bobcats and other wild cats around the world. These non-fiction Level 1 first readers are interactive, with an eye-spy component at the beginning and a simple quiz at the end.

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... a great addition to a classroom or for early-reading animal lovers alike.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The cats depicted in this early reader are not house pets. They live in the wild and hunt meat to keep themselves alive. They are strong, fast, and powerful. These cats bring down prey such a rabbits, mice, and birds. The wild cats featured include the cougar, lynx, and bobcat. The cats' habitats, what they eat, and how they hunt are described with pictures clearly showing these predators at work. The wild cats share common body characteristics—eyes that let them see well at night, sharp teeth, fur, claws, and legs that let them spring and run at great speed. They live in dens, which can be under a log, between rock, or under a tree. Like domestic kittens, wild kittens are pretty helpless at birth and are cared for by their mother. It is she who will teach them how to hunt and survive in their environment, many of which are shrinking due to people moving into these habitats. There are many wild cats other than the ones featured, and the last three pages depict several of these cats. For the three cats featured, there is a comparison of the tracks, but it would take a fairly knowledgeable tracker to spot the differences between the tracks of a cougar and a lynx. The last spread has some riddles to see if the reader has retained the information presented. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
CM Magazine
... a great addition to a classroom or for early-reading animal lovers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554532858
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Kids Can Read Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nancy Gray Ogle is an avid naturalist, art teacher and nature illustrator. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario.

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