Pet That Cat!: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends

Pet That Cat!: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends

Pet That Cat!: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends

Pet That Cat!: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends


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A fun and informative handbook for young readers on understanding and caring for our feline friends from the kid behind the popular Twitter account I’ve Pet That Cat!

Pet That Cat! A Handbook for Making Feline Friends is an illustrated guide to understanding, befriending, and caring for cats by Nigel Kidd and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. 
This fact-filled and fun guide features:
   • A guide to cat body language—what does it mean when your cat’s tail looks like a question mark or is puffed up?
   • Helpful tips on how to safely interact with new feline friends. Hint: Let them approach first!
   • Advice for adopting and caring for your own cat. Choose the perfect cat for you!
   • Stories of cats throughout history and myth-busting facts—did you know every cat has a unique noseprint?
   • A cat personality quiz and your very own Cat Tracker to record all the feline friends you meet!

This kid-friendly handbook pairs charming illustrations with an interactive format. With step-by-step guides, fascinating stories, and tips from cat experts and Nigel, Pet That Cat! is a must-have handbook for feline fans of all ages.

And for dog-lovers and kids curious about dogs, check out Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683693147
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2022
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 707,449
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nigel Kidd is a twelve-year-old boy from Iowa. He loves cats and makes as many feline friends as he can. Nigel shares stories about feline friends he meets online and in real life on the Twitter and Instagram accounts I’ve Pet That Cat, the companion to the viral Twitter account I’ve Pet That Dog by his older brother Gideon. 

Rachel Braunigan is Nigel's mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Nigel with his project by taking pictures, and helping in the never-ending quest to pet more cats. She is the coauthor of Pet That Dog!, a guide to communicating with and caring for dogs. 

Susann Hoffmann is a freelance illustrator and author of children’s books. With her colorful drawings she wants to brighten up the world and put a smile on old and young faces alike. Susann lives in Hamburg, Germany, and likes to spend her free time on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book.

Read an Excerpt

My name is Nigel, and I love cats! I also love reading. The first book I ever learned to read was a picture book called Cat Traps, by Molly Coxe. My brother taught me to read it because he knew I loved cats. When I got older, I often read to my cats, Kenny and Fred. They’d snuggle on my bed, and we would go on adventures together. Writing this book brings together two of my favorite things!
     What I love about cats is that they are all so different: Cats can be cuddly, aloof, feisty, or playful. They can have long hair or short hair, or stripes or swirls in their fur. Some have no fur at all! And every cat has their own unique personality. Learning about cats can help you become a better friend to them.
     Getting to know a new cat is like reading a new book. Each has a different story. I hope this book helps you learn more about cats and encourages you to get to know them. Most of all, I hope you make some new feline friends!

Table of Contents

Introduction: I've Pet That Cat! 7

How to Pet That Cat 9

Cats Throughout History 37

How to Care for a Cat 61

Name That Cat! 95

What Is Your Cat Personality? 101

Cat Tracker 111

Conclusion: Every Cat Is Purrfect! 124

Acknowledgments 125

More about Cats! 126

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