The large wild predators are compared to their domestic feline cousins through the days of the week.
Library Media Connection-Nov/Dec 2011
Bold, color illustrations help to make a lively comparison between domestic and wild cats from around the world as readers are playfully introduced to wild felines and their habitats. Clever comparisons are mirrored in both text and artwork. Patterned predictability makes this an enjoyable reading experience that both entertains and informs. This nonfiction text introduces readers to geography, animal vocabulary, and days of the week. Repetition and the question-answer format provide young readers with familiar language patterns. Older readers will appreciate the additional resources that include feline facts, a map of regions where cats live, and cat related activities. Additional information and curricular materials are included on the publisher's website.
-Amy Merrill, Reading Specialist, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, Binghamton, NY
Home School Book Review-May 2011
Cats are fascinating animals. A lot of folks, like our family, are “cat people.” Big Cat, Little Kitty will introduce youngsters to the different kinds of cats, both wild and domesticated. Author Scotti Cohn has already written One Wolf Howls and is working on a third similar book On the Move about seasonal migrating animals. And the lush, colorful drawings by Susan Detwiler have a great visual impact. In addition to illustrating One Wolf Howls, she has also provided illustrations for the award-winning Pandas’ Earthquake Escape. It's an all around great book.