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Children's Nonfiction Cats

Wild Cats

Cougars, Bobcats and Lynx

by (author) Deborah Hodge

illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Apr 1996
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
Recommended Reading age
5 to 10
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 1996
    List Price

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Kids are curious about animals. In this book, straightforward, simple text introduces young children to wild cats, revealing where and how they live, and how they give birth and raise their young. Beautifully detailed illustrations give kids a close-up look and a realistic picture of how each species compares in size, movement and habitat. The Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meets the research needs of young children and satisfies their curiosity about these magnificent North American animals.

About the authors

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. She specializes in writing engaging non-fiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. Many of Deborah’s books have received awards and have been published internationally. Her honors include the Information Book Award of Canada and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also appeared on ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah lives in Vancouver.

Deborah Hodge's profile page

Nancy Gray Ogle is an avid naturalist, art teacher and nature illustrator. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario.

Nancy Gray Ogle's profile page


  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Approved Winner
  • Winner, Pick of the Lists , American Bookseller

Editorial Reviews

This well-designed volume ... maintains a sense of visual calm and verbal continuity — Handsome paintings illustrate this book effectively.

Soft, evocative watercolor paintings and easy-to-read texts.

This book (part of the Wild Animal series) fills an important niche for early readers.

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