Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or ball of yarn? How are they different? The award-winning prequel to this book, One Wolf Howls, introduces children to counting and the months of the year as they watch the seasons changing. This sequel introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat’s behavior to that of its relative.
Written by Scotti Cohn Illustrated by Susan Detwiler
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-9, Grades PK-3 Lexile: AD 500, AR: 2.7, RC: 1.7, F&P: N
Hardcover ISBN: 9781607181248, $16.95 Paperback ISBN: 9781607181347, $8.95
Educator Keywords: big cats, domestic cats, days of week, habitats, math, life science, map, senses
"The illustrations are vivid and beautiful. The repetition is predictable, but in an excellent way that fully engages the young listener/reader. The included educational activities urge the reader to learn more about the cats and master the key points throughout the book. A lively and fun book!" -Stories For Children Magazine
"Big Cat, Little Kitty will introduce youngsters to the different kinds of cats, both wild and domesticated. Lush, colorful drawings by Susan Detwiler have a great visual impact. It's an all around great book." -Home School Book Review
"Overall, I feel this book would be a great addition to any child's or school's library. Especially if you have a cat at home, your child can discover the wonder of the wild animal lurking in little kitty. " -Good Reads
Award-winning author Scotti Cohn has had a love for poetry and fiction writing since childhood. In addition to authoring On the Move, Big Cat, Little Kittyand One Wolf Howls for Sylvan Dell, Scotti has written eight nonfiction books as well as short stories and poems. Scotti’s two grown children have done their own moving on. She and her husband live in upstate South Carolina with five little kitties. Visit her website at www.scotticohn.com, or visit her School Visit Info and Facebook Page for more information.
Susan Detwiler is the illustrator of several books for children including On the Move, Big Cat, Little Kitty, and the award-winning titlesPandas’ Earthquake Escape and One Wolf Howls. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and her illustrations have appeared in the children’s magazines, Highlights for Children and Ladybug. Susan’s artwork has also been used for puzzles, games, and greeting cards. Books have always been a source of joy in her life, and as a child she particularly loved books with beautiful illustrations. Susan was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives with her artist husband and their two sons in Baltimore. Visit her website at www.susandetwiler.com.