Crazy About Cats

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey

For ages: 5 and up

Language: English

Topics Covered: Nature, Cats, Activism, Environment, STEM, Science, Conservation, Global Community, Community.

Summary: Starting from the basics of “What is a Cat?” to the complex social dynamics between bobcats fighting over territory, this book by Owen Davey has it all!  In his signature bright, graphic style, the reader can explore all aspects of the various feline species detailed between the covers.  Also covering camouflage, evolution, and weird facts, Crazy About Cats also has a to-scale measure of big cats to humans!

This is a book for a huge rang of ages.  Stylistic and graphic prints entice readers as they yearn to learn more about this vast range of felines we find sometimes right in our own houses!  Davey covers cat mythology, conservation efforts, and has a handy list of every cat featured in the book.

Reflection Questions:

  • What were you most surprised to learn from the book?
  • Have you ever encountered any of these cats in your everyday life?
  • If you have a pet cat, how are they like bigger cats like pumas or lions?

Continuing the Conversation:

  • See if you can find an online live animal camera of live cats to observe them in their natural habitat!  Are some of the facts you learned in the book apparent when watching the video?
  • Learn about the prehistoric animals that used to live in your area.  Were any of them giant cats?

About the Author & the Illustrator:

owenOwen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator, living & working in Leicester, UK. He has a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University. Davey is a primary Illustrator for TwoDots which has been #1 in over 70 countries, as well as the illustrator of iPad App of the Year 2015 game, The Robot Factory.  His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China, Sweden, Russia & South Korea!

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