Let's Find Out About Cats


92 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-394-22087-0
DDC j636.8




Illustrations by Janet Wilson
Reviewed by Alice Kidd

Alice Kidd is an editor with The New Catalyst editorial collective in
Lillooet, B.C.


Whether old or young, cat lovers will enjoy this book. Hehner tells the
story of cat relations with humans over thousands of years. The cat
family, which includes tigers, cougars, and other smaller animals, lives
all over the world, although many are on the endangered species list.
Cats share a physical structure that makes possible their gymnastic
feats, like turning around in mid-air, leaping many times their height
from a standing start, and travelling through amazingly small and
convoluted spaces. The final chapter, “Taking Care of Your Cat,”
includes advice ranging from food and equipment suitable for cats, to a
game on cats’ body language, or tips on travelling with a cat.

Simply written and leavened with games and activities, this is an
excellent manual for anyone who lives with a cat. The illustrations are
excellent but a little sparse for a children’s book. Full of useful
information, fun facts, and relevant activities, this book is most
suitable for adults and children to share.


Hehner, Barbara., “Let's Find Out About Cats,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/24541.