From the Series Cat Club
In American Shorthairs, beginning readers will learn about the physical features, characteristics, and personalities of American Shorthair cats. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this cat breed.A labeled diagram highlights the breed’s features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about American Shorthairs online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. American Shorthairs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. American Shorthairs is part of Jump!’s Cat Club series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
Cat Club - Reviewed by School Library Journal
The visual appeal of cats comes through in these breed introductions. They are not meant to be care guides; instead they touch upon the most prominent features of each breed, such as fur, size, and coloring. The simple, enthusiastic text identifies general physical characteristics: “This is a Maine coon! These cats are big.” General behavior traits are also noted. For example, “[Birmans] love to play!” Highly engaging photographs capture each breed’s charm, depicting varieties of colors and markings, different ages, and a mix of still and action views. Most include at least one kitten photo; all show children with different skin tones interacting with cats as pets. Each book closes by asking readers if they would like to own the featured cat. VERDICT Popular pets depicted with strong visuals and just a bit of information.