Everything cat : what kids really want to know about cats / by Marty Crisp.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Uses a question-and-answer format to present a variety of information about cats.
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      Did cats come from dinosaurs? -- How many breeds of cat exist day? -- Did curiosity really kill the cat? -- My cat doesn't come when I call her. Does she know her name? -- Can you teach a cat tricks? -- How much sleep does a cat need? -- Why do cats purr? -- Do cats communicate? -- Why do cats play with their food? -- Why does my cat stare at me? -- Why did my cat bring me a bird he just killed? -- How old can a cat live to be? -- Why did our old cat disappear forever? -- Why does my cat like catnip? -- Why do my cat's eyes seem to glow in photographs? -- Why do cats seem to have a hard time getting along? -- Why is my cat so picky about what he eats? -- Why doe my cat lick herself? -- Why do cats eat grass? -- Should we have our cat declawed? -- How come my cat is afraid to climb down trees? -- Do cats always land on their feet? -- Why do cats hate water? -- Do cats really have nine lives? -- Why do cats like getting on top of the fridge? -- Why is a cat's tongue rough? -- Are there any famous cats? -- Why are so many people allergic to cats? -- Is a black cat bad luck? -- Do cats like people or don't they? -- Strange cat facts -- Resources.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (page 62).
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Booklist Monthly Selections - # 2 May 2003

Reviewed with Marty Crisp's Everything Dog.Gr. 3-6. Why does my cat like catnip? Why can't dogs eat chocolate, and why do they sniff under each other's tails? These questions and more are answered in accessible photo-packed entries in the Kids' FAQs series that introduces facts by answering questions at the head of each chapter. The short sections are filled with interesting facts as well as speculations about pet behavior (Do dogs dream?). Occasionally the text seems a bit breezy: rabies, for example, is described simply as "a nasty virus that can be passed to humans." But kids will like the direct, chatty language and the question-and-answer format, which brings them right to the topics that will interest them most. Sharp color photos, many showing cats and dogs in whimsical poses, will attract plenty of browsers. ((Reviewed May 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

PW Reviews 2003 June #4

The paper-over-board Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know About Cats by Marty Crisp, a companion to the author's Everything Dog, once again uses a q&a format to reveal the truth about these often mysterious creatures. Questions range from the practical, such as "Why do my cat's eyes seem to glow in photographs?" (answer: cats' eyes contain a special membrane that reflects light so they can see better at night) to the more speculative, such as "Do cats really have nine lives?" ("Maybe. Certainly some cats have amazing survival stories," answers the author before recounting a few). Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.