Maine Coons: Super Big

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Children's Literature - Leona Illig
There can be no doubt that, at least in Maine, these cats are the coolest. Their importance is underscored by the fact that "Baxter," a human wearing a cat costume, and who often appears at local festivals, is the mascot of all the libraries in Maine. The Maine Coon, however, is real enough. It is one of the largest domestic cat breeds; one cat named Stewie holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest cat in the world. Main Coons can weigh twice as much as a Chihuahua and are taller than many little dogs. The author traces the origins of the breed and provides explanations about how these cats evolved to become so big. She also devotes a few pages to the care of the Maine Coon, with special emphasis on grooming their long hair. Information about kitten and adult behaviors, and their unique personalities, is also provided. The photographs are excellent and complement the text well. A page-length summary of the basic information, a glossary, an index, a bibliography, a list of books for further reading, and a list of on-line references are included at the back of the book. The consultant for the book, Lynne Sherer, is the Judge for The International Cat Show Association. Any young reader wishing to know more about cats, and Maine Coons in particular, will find this reference book engaging and informative. This book is part of the "Cat-ographies" series. Reviewer: Leona Illig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617721427
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Cat-Ographies Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,154,632
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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