Wild Cats: Cougars, Bobcats and Lynx

Wild Cats: Cougars, Bobcats and Lynx

by Deborah Hodge, Nancy Gray Ogle
     
 

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Kids are curious about animals. In this book, straightforward, simple text introduces young children to wild cats, revealing where and how they live, and how they give birth and raise their young. Beautifully detailed illustrations give kids a close-up look and a realistic picture of how each species compares in size, movement and habitat. The Kids Can Press Wildlife

Overview

Kids are curious about animals. In this book, straightforward, simple text introduces young children to wild cats, revealing where and how they live, and how they give birth and raise their young. Beautifully detailed illustrations give kids a close-up look and a realistic picture of how each species compares in size, movement and habitat. The Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meets the research needs of young children and satisfies their curiosity about these magnificent North American animals.

Editorial Reviews

American Bookseller
This book (part of the Wild Animal series) fills an important niche for early readers.
From the Publisher
This well-designed volume ... maintains a sense of visual calm and verbal continuity ? Handsome paintings illustrate this book effectively.

Soft, evocative watercolor paintings and easy-to-read texts.

This book (part of the Wild Animal series) fills an important niche for early readers.

Booklist
This well-designed volume ... maintains a sense of visual calm and verbal continuity ? Handsome paintings illustrate this book effectively.
Children's Literature - Dia Michels
Read this book and you'll find out how and where wild cats live, what they eat and how they raise their kittens. Did you know that wild kittens purr like pet kittens or that, except for mothers with babies, wild cats usually live alone? More fun facts and beautiful, accurate illustrations fill fifteen, two-page chapters. The "Wild cat signs" chapter shows cat tracks and signs they leave in the wild. As accessible as it is interesting, this book from the "Kids Can Press Wildlife Series" will satisfy a young child's interest in the cat family.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4Through soft, evocative watercolor paintings and easy-to-read texts, these attractive Canadian imports give brief introductions to mammals living in North America. Each title focuses on the three animals from the family that reside on this continent and makes use of a somewhat indistinct locator map that does not include state or even country boundaries. The books are well organized, moving from form to function, e.g., a discussion of diet is followed by hunting or foraging information; descriptions of bodies lead into explanations of movement. Fact boxes contain additional information. There are some nice extras at the end, including an overview of other animals in these families around the world and signs that can be used to tell that an animal has been in the area. The brief glossaries and more extensive indexes make these good choices for young readers just beginning to use nonfiction. More extensive information for the same audience is offered in similar titles from the "Eyewitness Juniors" (Knopf) or "Picture Library" (Watts) series.Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550743579
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Kids Can Press Wildlife Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
890,333
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Lexile:
IG700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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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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