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Siamese Are the Best!

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What's that graceful cat with the dark markings on its ears, face, legs, and tail? ? It's the Siamese!

Siamese are pretty felines with slim legs and wedge-shaped heads. Their owners think they are the best cats ever—and it's easy to see why. If you're a Siamese fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its beautiful sky-blue eyes to the way its meow sounds like a baby's cry. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Siamese. ...

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Overview

What's that graceful cat with the dark markings on its ears, face, legs, and tail? ? It's the Siamese!

Siamese are pretty felines with slim legs and wedge-shaped heads. Their owners think they are the best cats ever—and it's easy to see why. If you're a Siamese fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its beautiful sky-blue eyes to the way its meow sounds like a baby's cry. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Siamese. So check out this go-to guide for Siamese lovers—and learn all about why Siamese are the best breed there is!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Siamese cats have pointed faces, slim bodies, and long tails. They are white, tan, or gray with "points" or darker colored areas on their ears, faces, legs, and tails. One of the oldest breeds of cats, they came from Siam (present day Thailand) where they often lived in temples. They were taken to Britain in the 1800s and became popular in the United States in the 1950s. Amy Carter and Susan Ford both had Siamese cats. These cats are busy and meow a lot. They enjoy playing and being around people. They do not like to be left alone. These cats are expensive to buy. When you bring one home it will need food, a food and water dish, kitty litter and box, scratching post, brush, and comb among other things. Regular trips to the vet will help keep the cat healthy. These cats need brushing once a week in the spring but less often the rest of the year. There is a glossary, list of books, websites, and a short index. This is one of "The Best Cats Ever" series, and children may want a Siamese cat when they read this book and see the pictures. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761364276
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Series: The Best Cats Ever Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 569,267
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.51 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author. Ms. Landau loves writing for young people as well as speaking to them at school and library programs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    This is a fascinating look at a very special, regal cat . the Siamese ...

    Have you ever had a beautiful, blue eyed cat "talk" to you? If so you may have met the acquaintance of a Siamese cat. They are a beautiful cat with slim legs, long tails, large pointed ears, and wedge shaped heads. What makes the Siamese particularly distinctive are their "unusual coats" that have a "colorpoint pattern." The tips or points of their bodies are darker than their main coat. They come in four different lovely colors: sealpoint, chocolate point, blue point, and lilac point. When you read this book you will learn about the different body colors and points. The Siamese cat is a definite people purrson and loves to "play with their families. If you've seen Disney's "Lady and the Tramp," you met the acquaintance of Si and Am.



    Thailand, or Siam as it was once known, is the country of origin for the Siamese cat. It has been rumored that "only Thai's royals owned Siamese cats." You'll get to read about how they lived in the lap of luxury in the temples and how people thought they "had special powers." In the 1800s the cat was introduced to people in Britain and it wasn't long after that that they came to the United States. It was *the* cat to have in the 1950s. If the Siamese cat appeals to you, you might be tempted to buy one of these pricey felines, but the author does stress this may not be the cat for your family. In this book you'll also learn about its temperament, the general cost of a cat, you'll find a list of things you'll need to have on hand before you bring your Siamese home, the importance of good veterinarian care, how to feed your pet, and you'll learn many other interesting things about this best cat ever!



    This is a fascinating look at a very special, regal cat . the Siamese. In this book the young cat fancier will get a nice overview of the breed. There are photographs galore in this book and one of the most interesting, amusing shots is of a Siamese whose mouth is wide open as he "talks" to the camera. There are numerous informative sidebars including one on the applehead Siamese cat. If you are planning on bringing a cat or kitten into your home you may wish to purchase a breed specific book. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, and additional book and website resources to explore, including downloadable educational resources on the publisher's website.

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