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The cat encyclopedia for kids / by Joanne Mattern.

By: Mattern, Joanne, 1963- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781623709372; 1623709377.Subject(s): Cats -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile | Cats -- Encyclopedias | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Animals -- Cats | Cat breeds | Cats | Illustrated children's booksGenre/Form: Nonfiction. | Encyclopedias. | Encyclopedias. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 636.8003 Online resources: More Info
Contents:
Introduction -- Abyssinian -- American Shorthair -- Birman -- Exotic -- Main coon -- Manx -- Ocicat -- Oriental -- Persian -- Ragdoll -- Siamese -- Sphynx -- Care tips. Health care ; Dental care ; Nail care ; Grooming ; Feeding ; Scratching posts ; Litter box ; Exercise -- Glossary.
Summary: "Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!"-- Provided by publisher.
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Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!

"Previously published as twelve library-bound editions."

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Abyssinian -- American Shorthair -- Birman -- Exotic -- Main coon -- Manx -- Ocicat -- Oriental -- Persian -- Ragdoll -- Siamese -- Sphynx -- Care tips. Health care ; Dental care ; Nail care ; Grooming ; Feeding ; Scratching posts ; Litter box ; Exercise -- Glossary.

"Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!"-- Provided by publisher.

Ages 8-12.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Cat lovers will be engrossed by this brightly photographed resource for identifying, learning about, and selecting breeds, a companion to The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids. Mattern introduces 12 popular feline varieties (and includes additional breeds in a closing section); among them are Birman, Maine coon, Manx, Persian, Siamese, and sphinx cats. The photographs feature multiple cats, providing a reasonably broad understanding of variations within a breed, and Mattern engagingly describes the origins of the breeds (along with a few legends), their traits (such as markings, facial features, and typical personality), and an overview of care requirements before concluding with thoughts on whether each type of cat might be a good fit for a household. While Mattern often encourages readers to adopt their cats, she also acknowledges that breeders are a more likely source for purebreds. Ages 9-12. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Several years ago, the "All About Cats" series came out with individual titles on various feline breeds, such as Maine Coon Cats. All 12 volumes are presented here, with some of the same photographs and content. Updates include the breeds' popularity, according to the Cat Fanciers' Association. The compilation is somewhat useful. For example, a back section briefly covers 30 additional breeds (with images). However, other aspects don't translate well. To make everything fit, the text is confined to one margin, with white space on the bottom and the side. Readers might be discouraged by the text's dense appearance. The bold font, to indicate words defined in the glossary, is used inconsistently. Sometimes potentially unfamiliar words are in bold; other times, they are explained within the text. VERDICT Not a major upgrade from the "All About Cats" series but helpful for those looking to save shelf space and where readers want more current numbers on breed standings.-Elissa Cooper, Helen Plum Memorial Library, Lombard, IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Kids looking for the perfect cat will find the necessary information in this irresistible and useful book. It begins with a short explanation of how cats became domesticated and mentions the history of cat breeding. Then it describes 12 of the most popular cat breeds in North America, detailing each breed's characteristic size, appearance, personality, behaviors, and breed history. Readers learn cats' grooming and health care tips and the best place to obtain them (breeder, rescue organization, animal shelter). Brief facts about 30 additional breeds are also included. The book reveals how loudly each cat breed meows and whether a particular breed makes an ideal family pet. It also indicates which breeds make good show cats, as recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association. Attractively designed with many beautifully striking full-page color photos, glossary, index (not seen), and multicolor-edged pages filled with interesting facts like, Cats that aren't tame rarely meow, this is fun and informative.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2018 Booklist