Following on bestselling Pet that Dog!, PET THAT CAT! is a fun and informative handbook for young readers on understanding and caring for our feline friends. 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 cat companion to Pet That Dog! 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. Key selling points: A HANDBOOK FOR MIDDLE GRADE READERS AND CAT-LOVERS: This book has everything: an illustrated guide to cat behavior and caring for your cat, fascinating stories about famous cats in history, and interactive activities, all narrated by a kid expert. There’s nothing quite like this handbook in the middle grade non-fiction space. MAKE FELINE FRIENDS AND LEARN ABOUT THEM: Cats are the subject of obsession, adoration, and sometimes even worship, but they can sometimes be a little inscrutable. This handbook includes a guide to cat body language and plenty of information to help you really understand your cat, or any other cats you might meet. INTERACTIVE CAT TRACKER: This highly illustrated guide will include an interactive cat tracking journal section, specially designed for readers to keep notes on the cats they meet and befriend. SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM ON THE RISE: The social media accounts for I’ve Pet That Cat kicked off in 2021 and have steadily gained followers since then, with over 17,000 followers across platforms. Its companion social media account, I’ve Pet That Dog, has a fanbase of over 300,000 followers. ENGAGING AND EDUCATIONAL: With fun quizzes, information about shelters and cat adoption, the history of cats, and more, young readers will find this handbook exciting, informative, and tons of fun. About the authors: Nigel Kidd is an 11-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 Twitter and Instagram accounts I’ve Pet That Cat, the companion to the popular 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 co-author of Pet That Dog!, a guide to communicating with and caring for dogs.


  • 128 pages
  • 6 x 8 inches
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

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