Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Cats: our purr-fect friends and house pets. This book has many interesting facts about cats with over 80 full-colour photos in a book young learners will enjoy again and again: Cats are playful! Cats love to bat around a ball of yarn, chase toys or play fight. Cats are good hunters! Housecats are related to bigger “cats” such as lions and cheetahs who are fearsome hunters. Housecats will often hunt mice and other small animals. Cats are lovable! Cats love attention and will often purr when petted by their humans. We feel happier when petting a cat; humans have had cats in their homes for over 10,000 years. Cats are special! Cats have fine balance; they always land on their feet. They also have strong night vision, a strong sense of smell and great hearing.
About the author
Wendy Pirk has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. As a child, she dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and has worked for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. She is currently a writer and editor and has several books about animals to her credit. Wendy has a two dog and two cat family…oh, and kids as well. She solemnly swears that she has never, nor will she ever dress a dog in a frilly pink tutu. But she lives in a winter city, so maybe doggie coats and booties?? And one of the dogs is handicapped, so he has a wheelchair. But that’s it. Really. She would also like to own a sheep to mow her lawn so she doesn’t have to…well, she’d actually like to have a whole herd of sheep to rent out to her friends and neighbors! And maybe a donkey, too, because they’re so cute!