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Bagley Public Library J 599.755 BIS (Text) 33500013162417 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780545605847
  • ISBN: 0545605776
  • ISBN: 9780545605779
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 48) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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 Sibert Medalist and naturalist Nic Bishop for a close-up look at lions, tigers, cheetahs, and more."--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    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. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sibert Medalist Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including Red-Eyed Tree Frog; Chameleon, Chameleon; Nic Bishop Spiders; and most recently, Nic Bishop Snakes. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Nic lives in New Zealand. Visit him online at

Subject: Panthera Juvenile literature
Felidae Juvenile literature
Cat family (Mammals)
Genre: Illustrated works.
Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
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