Big Cats

Big Cats

by Seymour Simon




Few animals can match the strength or grace of the big cats. A large male Siberian tiger, who eats anything from a frog to a bear, may weigh more than 600 pounds and be more than 12 feet long, nose to tail. A lion's earsplitting roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. And in only a few seconds, the cheetah can go from 0 to 70 miles an hour - that's faster than the fastest racehorse! Whether they are running, climbing, or leaping, these bundles of muscle are always ready for action.

There is much to discover about these masterful hunters - including how to help the big cats survive extinction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064461191
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/1994
Series: A Trophy Nonfiction Bk.
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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