Your Cat's Wild Cousins

Your Cat's Wild Cousins

by Hope Ryden

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Ms. Ryden devotes two pages to each of the featured felines and illustrates each cat's history, habits and habitat with two portraits and, for comparison's sake, a snapshot of her domestic longhair, Lily.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Domestic cats have much in common with their wild relatives, and Ryden uses short essays and photographs to describe the physical traits and behavior of 18 species. An album of double-page entries, the book makes thoughtful use of the simple catalog scheme. An introductory entry is devoted to Ryden's own pet, Lily, who also appears in cleverly chosen vignettes in all other entries. Generally two photographs of each species accompany the chatty commentary, providing a cursory, interesting introduction to the animal. Pictures of the wild animals and of Lily are particularly well matched to the concepts discussed. The marbled cat's long tail, the monkeylike face of Pallas's cat, and the Canada lynx's huge paws are among the highlighted features. Scientific names and geographical range are provided, and the threatened state of many species is emphasized. An additional 20 species are listed at the end of the book. A fine lesson in comparison and observation, this will have wide appeal for booktalking, reports, browsing, and reading enjoyment. --Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

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Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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