Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Meredith Dash
Calico Cats is a nonfiction book that corrects the misconception that calico cats are a breed. They are actually cats with a mix of white, black, and orange fur. Any breed of cats can be calico, including Scotish folds, Maine coons, and Persian cats. The breed determines the cats personality, but not necessarily its color pattern. Interestingly, calico cats are almost always female. According to old tales, calico cats bring good luck! Readers will learn all kinds of interesting facts about calico cats in this book.
Like most nonfiction books, Calico Cats includes a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and easy-to-find page headings. This book is one of many in this cat series by ABDO Kids. Beginning readers will benefit from the glossary, which includes words such as breed, noticeable, patch, personality, and rare. Each page spread includes one whole page of a photo of a unique calico cat. This book is perfect for a read-aloud or for children to navigate to find information and fun facts about cats.