US Explorers: Big Cats by Claire Llewellyn


US Explorers: Big Cats by Claire Llewellyn

Explorers are designed to appeal to all readers aged 6-8: those who are just starting to read alone and more confident readers who are beginning to exercise wider reading and crossreferencing skills. Lively, dramatic artwork scenes draw children into a subject, and each scene is followed by a photographic information spread that gives a wealth of extra detail. As a fun extra element, the reader can follow themed links to access information on related topics.

It's impossible not to admire the beauty and strength of the world's biggest cats. In this book, children will learn about species such as jaguars, snow leopards, lions, and cheetahs. On one illustrated spread, they can see one moment in an actual cat's life--like such as the second before a jaguar charges into the water in southern Brazil, or a group of young cheetah brothers defending their home in The Kalahari Desert. Real-life photographs highlight more general information about these fantastic felines, such as a cat's anatomy, and the social life of a pride.


Publishers WeeklyAction-filled spreads use photographs and digital illustrations to investigate the habits and habitats of big cats, such as jaguars, leopards, lions, and tigers. . . . The book's design replicates that of an app with color-coded buttons linking topics on different pages, allowing readers to trail concepts like prey and superlative feline feats between pages. Though not an exhaustive look at the diverse cat family, it's a satisfying interactive overview.

About the Author

Claire Llewellyn is a prize-winning author of nonfiction on a wide range of subjects for young readers, and has written many books about reptiles. In 1992, she won the TES Junior Information Book Award for My First Book of Time, and in 2008, she was shortlisted for the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books Junior Prize for Ask Dr K Fisher about Animals. Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the United Kingdom.

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32 pages


Claire Llewellyn
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Publication date

14th March 2013



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