Dogs and Cats

by Steve Jenkins

Jenkins’ magnificent cut-and-torn paper collages illustrate this spritely introduction... read more

Jenkins’ magnificent cut-and-torn paper collages illustrate this spritely introduction to the two most popular types of household pets. One side of the book gives us the basics on cats, with an emphasis on aspects of their behavior. Turn the book over and you’ll get the same sort of information about dogs. And just so you don’t forget about dogs when you’re reading about cats, each page spread has a small silhouette of a dog with a short dog-related fact that provides either a contrast or comparison to the information you’ve just read about cats. There is a paragraph or two of information, as well as pertinent captions under the illustrations. This cleverly designed volume is sure to be a favorite with young animal lovers, who will likely be as intrigued with Jenkins’ illustrations as they are with the information provided in the text. (Ages 6–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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