A fun and informative handbook for young readers on understanding and caring for our feline friends from the kid behind the popular Twitter account I’ve Pet That Cat!
Pet That Cat! A Handbook for Making Feline Friends is an illustrated guide to understanding, befriending, and caring for cats by Nigel Kidd and his mom, Rachel Braunigan.
This fact-filled and fun guide features: • A guide to cat body language—what does it mean when your cat’s tail looks like a question mark or is puffed up? • Helpful tips on how to safely interact with new feline friends. Hint: Let them approach first! • Advice for adopting and caring for your own cat. Choose the perfect cat for you! • Stories of cats throughout history and myth-busting facts—did you know every cat has a unique noseprint? • A cat personality quiz and your very own Cat Tracker to record all the feline friends you meet!
This kid-friendly handbook pairs charming illustrations with an interactive format. With step-by-step guides, fascinating stories, and tips from cat experts and Nigel, Pet That Cat! is a must-have handbook for feline fans of all ages.
And for dog-lovers and kids curious about dogs, check out Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends.
About the Author
Nigel Kidd is a twelve-year-old boy from Iowa. He loves cats and makes as many feline friends as he can. Nigel shares stories about feline friends he meets online and in real life on the Twitter and Instagram accounts I’ve Pet That Cat, the companion to the viral Twitter account I’ve Pet That Dog by his older brother Gideon.
Rachel Braunigan is Nigel's mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Nigel with his project by taking pictures, and helping in the never-ending quest to pet more cats. She is the coauthor of Pet That Dog!, a guide to communicating with and caring for dogs.
A Connie's Book Club Pick for Modern Cat (Spring/Summer '22)
“A wonderful interactive guide...a great resource for young readers wanting to learn all about cats.”—Modern Cat
“A solid primer on fostering human-feline relations.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This adorable manual for prospective cat owners combines sound advice, a bit of history and trivia, and very fetching illustrations.”—Youth Services Book Review
Kids love Pet That Cat! “An easy and fun way to learn about cats…There’s so much more to cats than you ever thought there was!”—Dominick, Age 10
“[The pictures] are super detailed and super nice. I also like that the book was written by a kid.”—Jameson, Age 10
“You should get this book if you want to learn about felines and how to care for them. It is a cute book that people should love.”—Vivian, Age 9
“I loved all the cute cat illustrations.”—Olivia, Age 10
“The part of the book I liked best was all the cat facts I didn’t know yet.”—Bella, Age 11
“Even if [my friends] like cats and think they know them really, really, really well, there are facts that will teach them something new.”—Amelia, Age 9
Praise for Pet That Dog! “A positive, practical guide for young people who want to make canine friends.”—Virginian-Pilot
“Cheerful, humorous, full-color illustrations and background art add visual interest and feature ethnically diverse humans. Gideon's infectious enthusiasm for his subject shines out from the engaging and chatty text...Fact-filled fun for any child drawn to canines.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A fun book for dog lovers or those hoping to love a dog soon.”—School Library Journal