Book Review and Giveaway: Big Cat, Little Kitty and One Wolf Howls. End Dec 19th
Big Cat, Little Kitty by Scotti Cohn illustrated by Susan Detwiler.
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? Children learn 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. This book introduces children to counting and the months of the year as they watch the seasons change.
My Review: The author introduces us to seven wild cats like the tiger, cheetah, lion, snow leopard, cougar, jaguar, bobcat and pet cats in their different habitats. On different days of the week, each wild cat and the kitties are asked questions about whom they are and their habitat.
“Who are you?” asks a gibbon. “And whose jungle is this?” The big cat growls, “I am Tiger, and this is MY jungle.” She chases gibbon up a tree. That same night, a spider asked the same questions. The little kitty growls, I am Tiggy, and this is MY porch.” She chases spider under a plant stand.
What I found funny was when the tables were turned on the wild cat. When a bobcat steps out of the woods unto a fresh cut grass he saw sitting on a lawn a kitty and a dog. The wild cat bobcat asked, “Who are you? And whose backyard is this?” The dog growls and barks. “I am King.” Little kitty hisses and puffs out her fur. “I am Queenie.” Together they shout, “This is OUR backyard!” The bobcat screams and bounds across the lawn and disappears into the woods.
This book isn’t only a fun picture book but it’s full of 4 pages of educational activities like:
- What are cats and how are they related?
- Cats of the World: A map and matching activity
- Cat senses and adaptations
- Cat true and false questions
This is an easy to read book with great illustrations that will have any child interested in the world of animals. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading as it introduces children to counting.
Ages: 4 and up
One Wolf Howls by Scotti Cohn illustrated by Susan Detwiler.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a wolf? What would you do in the cold winter months? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? Spend a year in the world of wolves in One Wolf Howls. This adventurous children’s book uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. The lively, realistic illustrations of Susan Detwiler complement the rhyming text and bring each month to life. From January to December, howl, frolic, and dance, while learning important lessons page-by-page!
My Review: I love the educational rhyming of this book that uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in their natural environment. The story begins with one wolf who howls in the January moonlight and two wolves playing in February’s snowfall month to 12 wolves singing a December chorus.
It also provides 5 pages of educational facts and activities.
- Wolf Communications Matching Activity
- Wolf Fun Facts
- Wolf Life Cycle
- Wolf Calendar Activity
- Endangered Wolves
The realistic illustration by Susan Detwiler brings the book to life with the warm and cool colors.
Ages: 5 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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