The grace and power of big catslions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, pumas, and snow leopardsare captured in full-color photographs and a text that explores how they hunt, care for their young, and rest in their varied natural habitats. The combination of action shots and the authors practiced, informal style will win the attention of young readers, with whom Simon charges the future of big cats. C.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1991 (NSTA/CBC)
1994 Garden State (NJ) Children's Nonfiction Award
Encourage children to read, write, sing, speak, and paint pictures about cats-real and storybook, domestic and wild-for four weeks. If you start on April 12, you can end on May 12 and celebrate Cat Festival Day, as they do in Belgium. Mr. Simon describes the attributes that make seven of the largest feral felines superb predators and details the specifics that distinguish one from the other.