Big Cats (Hardcover)

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Kendahl Jan Jubb (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802789686, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2005



Big cats are on the prowl and ready to pounce.

From their amazing skill as predators to their incredible strength and grace, big cats are some of the most awe-inspiring animals on Earth. Female lions work as a team to ambush and capture their prey. The more solitary leopard is able to drag an animal much larger than itself up a tree. And the Siberian tiger, the biggest cat of all, can weigh almost seven hundred pounds and measure the length of a compact car.

Award-winning science writer Dorothy Hinshaw Patent clearly presents the facts about all big cats, from where they live to what they hunt to how they are threatened by humans. With fine artist Kendahl Jan Jubb's striking watercolors, these perfectly adapted hunting machines leap off the pages.

About the Author

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has written more than one hundred books for young readers. She received a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dorothy lives in Missoula, Montana, a good place for someone who loves nature, with her husband.Kendahl Jan Jubb is a fine artist whose work is exhibited throughout the world. Her beautiful illustrations can also be found in the other books in this series with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Kendahl lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband.