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Why Do Cats Meow? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)


Filled with fascinating facts, full-color photographs, and more, an adorable glimpse into the feline world provides the history, characteristics, and antics of cats.

Questions and answers present information about the history, behavior, and characteristics of cats and their interaction with humans.

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Filled with fascinating facts, full-color photographs, and more, an adorable glimpse into the feline world provides the history, characteristics, and antics of cats.

Questions and answers present information about the history, behavior, and characteristics of cats and their interaction with humans.

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This nonfiction easy reader is informational and provides interesting facts about cats. Twenty-two common questions about cats and their behavior are succinctly answered and accompanied by engaging illustrations. Children will be interested and will enjoy learning all about cats. Part of the "Puffin Easy -to-Read" series. 2001, Puffin Books, $3.99. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Children's Literature
Joan Holub's book is an exciting and informative picture book. Whether readers are interested in newborn kittens or any other size cats, this book offers amazing color photographs and illustrations that show answers to the questions that many cat lovers have. Readers can learn the different sizes of the cat family and how many kittens each cat can have. They can explore why cats have claws, whiskers and tails, and why they meow, scratch, purr, hiss and hunt. Readers will find out if cats can see in the dark, if they can hear sounds that humans cannot, if they need baths, and how much cats sleep. They can discover why cats rub against people, why they go inside and outside so much, and which toys they like to play with. You may be surprised to find out that the one thing cats love and need the most is people, even though they act like they can take care of themselves. The large text and question-answer format targets younger readers, but anyone who enjoys learning about cats will fall in love with this book because of the interesting and educational information that describes cats' lives. 2001, Dial Books for Young Readers, and Ages 4 to 8.
—Lindsy E Neverla
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-These easy-readers provide a wealth of information about cats and dogs in a kid-friendly way. Topics covered include the senses, size of litters, similarities to animals in the wild, methods of communication, and explanations for specific behaviors. Holub mixes interesting facts with information about pet care, stories about cat or dog heroes, and simple instructions for making inexpensive toys (Cats) or tips for training (Dogs). Cartoon illustrations are combined with candid full-color photographs of a variety of feline and canine breeds, kittens and puppies, and children interacting with their pets. The concise chapters with bold headings and clearly written texts make these titles solid choices for school reports on animals and great picks for reluctant readers. There is one small minus-the breeds shown in the photos aren't identified-but don't let that deter you from adding these engaging titles to your collection.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613356060
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 46
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    My First Grader Loves This One!

    It was very easy for my animal loving first grader to read. She loved all the pictures and sharing the facts with family members and friends. Great book, if you have a cat enthusiast!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    Enjoyable and informative

    Answers questions such as Why do cats go in and out so much? (I've always wanted to know!) How much do cats sleep? Why do cats purr? Why do cats hiss? Why do cats meow? and other questions. An attractive book with well written content. My kids have read it over and over. Inspired my kids to weigh our cat as instructed and to make one of the simple cat toys at the end of the book. Our cat didn't go for the pingpong ball, but decorating the kitty condo kept my kids happily occupied on a rainy Saturday.

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