Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Review: BIG CAT, Little Kitty



BIG CAT, Little Kitty
By: Scotti Cohn   
Illustrated by: Susan Detwiler
Published by: Sylvan Dell Publishing   Date:  2011
ISBN:  32-page hardcover --  9781607181248
            32-page paperback -- 9781607181347
Price:   hardcover - $16.95
             Paperback - $8.95        
Ages:   4-9 years
Rating:  5 stars
Reviewed by: Kris Quinn Christopherson

Synopsis: Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or a ball of yarn? How are they different? This book introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat’s behavior to that of its relative.

Overall thoughts: My family has cats on the brain right now, as our mama farm cat just had five kittens in our garage, but we would have enjoyed this book even without the new kitties. The illustrations are vivid and beautiful. The repetition is predictable, but in an excellent way that fully engages the young listener/reader. The included educational activities urge the reader to learn more about the cats and master the key points throughout the book. A lively and fun book!

            www.sylvandellpublishing.com

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