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 Big cats
 Author: Bishop, Nic

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2019

 Dewey: 599.75
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 48 p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 122325 ISBN: 9780545605779
 Ages: 7-9 Grades: 2-4

 Wild cats

Price: $20.71

With grace, guile, and unstoppable power, big cats are admired for their speed and strength. Although they are related to house cats, these magnificent creatures are nothing like our pets! Join Nic Bishop for a close-up look at lions, tigers, cheetahs, and more.

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/19)
   Booklist (10/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/01/2019 Unseen and unheard, a big cat might follow its prey for hours before it pounces. This colorful book begins by pointing out some of the physical characteristics (soft paws, sharp claws, strong jaws) and practices (stealth, explosive speed, hunting in dim light) that make big cats such successful predators. As the text discusses these and other related traits, it introduces a variety of large felines: lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, pumas, and leopards, including rarely seen clouded leopards. The elusive snow leopard “wears its smoky gray-brown fur like an invisibility cloak.” The book’s later sections consider how cats communicate through scent glands and urine as well as how big-cat mothers raise their cubs. The photos, which are often beautifully lit, portray individual cats and small groups. In an appended note, Bishop recalls some of the stories behind the photos taken on safari in Africa. A zoologist, writer, and remarkably fine wildlife photographer, Bishop illustrated the Sibert Honor Book Nic Bishop Spiders (2007) and Sy Montgomery’s Sibert Award–winning Kakapo Rescue (2010). A handsome, informative introduction to big cats. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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