Author(s): Owen Davey
Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap over 15 feet into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment - whether that be in the rainforest or the desert
Owen Davey continues his winning streak from Smart About Sharks and Mad About Monkeys with a book to you don't have to be a cat-lover to enjoy. Davey's trademark illustration-slash-designs illuminate facts about felines from Africa, the Americas, India, the Himalayas and even our homes. Did you know that lions have the loudest roar and can be heard up to 5 miles (8 kilometres) away, while a jaguar's bite is so strong it can pierce through turtle shells?
Compare sizes from the tiny rusty-spotted cat to the enormous tiger, and their varied diets and lifestyles. Some are desert or jungle dwellers, but they all seem to share a common love of trees! Learn about more unusual species such as Pallas's cat, caracal or jaguarundi.
The Rainforest Alliance Certification ensures that environmentally sustainable practices have been used to create each book, helping protect the wildlife chronicled within.
A compendium of fascinating facts, bold images and unabashed puns, [...] this superb non-fiction treat boasts a perfect balance of information, humour and graphic-style illustration. -The Guardian
Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange.