Dogs and cats /

by Jenkins, Steve.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0618507671 (hardcover) :; 9780618507672 (hardcover).Title notes: $16.00 5-2007 (db)$16.00 8/23/2007Subject(s): Dogs -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature | Cats -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature | Dogs -- Miscellanea | Cats -- MiscellaneaOnline resources: Publisher description
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j 636.7 JEN Available 39270002840118

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Are you a cat lover? A dog person? Either way, this book is for you! Read about how your favorite companion came to be a pet and how its body works. Then, flip the book over and find out about the other kind. Once again Steve Jenkins takes children's nonfiction to a new level. Here is an amazing book filled with great information, visual facts, and lots of animal history. The illustrations are so incredibly realistic, you'll want to pet them!

$16.00 5-2007 (db)

$16.00 8/23/2007

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Horn Book Review

(Primary, Intermediate) Jenkins brings his inimitable ability to clearly present scientific information to this uniquely styled flip-book comparison of dogs and cats: readers can start at one end of the book for DOGS and Cats, or flip the whole thing upside-down to read Dogs and CATS, according to preference. In both halves the extensive text and multiple sidebars explicate social and physical characteristics, life cycle, domestication, evolution, and breeds, along with plenty of trivia. All the information is tied directly to behavior and traits readers can observe in pets, making it easy to remember; some redundancies aid this effect without stalling narrative design. Muted cut-paper illustrations effectively showcase the natural lines of muscle and bone in featured animals, conveying texture as well as color and form to create pages that are both scientifically engaging and aesthetically pleasing. Generous formatting allows all this to coexist, uncluttered, leaving enough room for small silhouette illustrations in page corners to earmark subject-related tidbits about the opposite species: readers can compare basic traits without having to shuffle through pages. An inviting, multidimensional introduction to the pets we love. Copryight 2007 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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