M Is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet

M Is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet

by Helen L. Wilbur, Robert Papp
     
 

"Using the alphabet format, the history, care, behaviour, and mystery of cats is presented. Feline facts are also included"--Provided by publisher.

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"Using the alphabet format, the history, care, behaviour, and mystery of cats is presented. Feline facts are also included"--Provided by publisher.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Since the days of the saber-tooth tiger, cats have leaped into the hearts of humans. Cats appear in comic strips, films, and even in Ancient Egyptian tombs. M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet is an enchanting journey through the tapestry of cats, from their bewitching eyes to the way they fascinate their human owners. Helen Wilbur has composed a lovely narrative. Each page introduces a new cat, along with another letter of the alphabet and anecdotal information. Robert Papp brings a series of stunning cats to the pages of this story—saber-tooth tigers, calicos, Siamese, and famous felines, including a charming depiction of Puss, of Puss in Boots, who dates from the 1600s. Pappi's cats stare, rest, nap, groom, hunt, play, leap, and inspire the reader with legend and lore. Reading this book is a journey through history—with visions of Charles Dickens, the Sphinx, and a visit to a modern day veterinarian's office. This book is highly recommended and is guaranteed to enchant young cat lovers who seek a deeper understanding of their feline friends.
School Library Journal

Gr 3-6 - Like the other titles in this series of theme-based alphabet books, this one is tough to pigeonhole. The cover, featuring a meowing ginger kitten, implies a preschool alphabet book with suitable illustrations. The pictures are indeed suitable-gorgeous, in fact-rendered in a style that looks uncannily photographic. But the book is jam-packed with facts and ephemera that will be beyond the grasp of an audience reading below a third-grade level. The information is not organized in any particular order, but at the whim of the alphabet itself ("A is for ancestors and anatomy," "T is for tail and toes," "W is for whiskers"). A spread of cat stats and feline facts is appended. Meowis worth purchasing if it is to complement the other books in the series. But as a stand-alone source for all things feline, try Joan Holub's Why Do Cats Meow?(Dial, 2001), Marty Crisp's Everything Cat(NorthWord, 2003), and Tomie dePaola's classic The Kids' Cat Book(Holiday House, 1979; o.p.).-Kara Schaff Dean, Needham Public Library, MA

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ISBN-13:
9781585363049
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Series:
Sleeping Bear Alphabets - Pets
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,325,367
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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