I have tried to find a many First Second Graphic novels. While looking for the Science Comics for Dogs, I found Science Comics: Cats: Nature and Nurture. As far as I was concerned cooler than dogs, but a friend had recommended it. What was I to do? Get the Cat book until the dog book was available! (Really, did you have to wonder?)
And Andy Hirsch started off this fun and factual graphic novel on the slow side. I was afraid that I was going to fall asleep. A cat being interviewed was not my idea of a good read. Even when Bean (the cat in question) started to talk about the facts about cats. Tall ones, short ones, fluffy ones, hairless ones, wild ones and domestic ones. Slowly but surely, I started getting into things. And I started to learn about cats. Not just: Lion, Tiger and Pussy cat, but the science of them. And not just the science terms, but what it means and deeper into the history of cats. Domestic cats did not show up overnight, but they adapted in ways that one would never imagine. And, due to the rules of being 100% Domesticated, cats actually might not be truly domestic.
This and so much more fill the bright, clever and accessible illustrations. They are busy and informational, too. Reading them illustrates the text as much as the text. An intertwining of Beans story (lost kitten to internet star) also helps show how wild vs domestic are similar and different. Best for ages 7/8 to 10. Good for cat lovers, future vets and classroom. And I am excited to see how the dog books compares. Because if you are a fan of cat or dog, that one probably will appeal to you more. But if you are looking for an introduction, but filled with more goodies than cat midden, either will do!