A is for American—the shorthaired, friendly cats
that crossed the sea on sailing ships and kept them free of rats.
B is for each breed of cat. A breed defines the way
a feline looks, the way it sounds, and how it likes to play.
C is for the claws attached to each cat’s padded feet.
Cats use their claws to dig and climb and capture mice to eat.
Furry felines fill the pages of this ABC picture book, introducing different species, behaviors, and eccentricities of cats. Packed with everything you should know about your cat, from how fast they run to why they like to purr, P Is for Purr is the perfect book for kids and cat lovers alike. Whether they are learning to read or they just like cats, this book will have something for everyone!
Poet and author Carole Gerber has written sixteen picture books, three chapter books, and more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts for major publishers. Her most picture recent book, A Band of Babies, was named a 2017 Best Book for Children by Amazon editors. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State, and has taught middle school and high school English as well as college newswriting and factual writing at OSU. Learn more at www.carolegerber.com.
Each letter of the alphabet tells us something about cats, the different breeds, their habits, and their abilities. A is for American shorthair. B is for Breed. C is for claws. It goes all the way to X is for Xanthus Av Jostedalsbreen, a Norwegian Forest breed. Y is for Yankee cat, a Maine coon. Z is for Zibeline, also called a Burmese cat.
Each page gives little tidbits of information about cats. They can see in the dark, hear tiny sounds, run fast, and always land on their feet. They have strong jaws, retractable claws, rough tongues, and soft fur.
I love the beautiful illustrations! The cats all look so soft and fluffy. The art has such lovely details of their fur and whiskers and the lights in their eyes.—Luminous Libro