Atlas of Cats by Helena Harastova & Jana Sedlackova, illustrated by Giulia Lombardo

Atlas of Cats by Helena Harastova & Jana Sedlackova, illustrated by Giulia Lombardo, Albatros Media, 2022. 9788000063546

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5

Format: Hardcover

What did you like about the book? The characteristics of twenty-five different breeds of cats is found here which include temperament, appearance, traits and history. Following each breed is a section called Meow News which illustrates a famous cat of that breed. Cat Tail language will let you know what your cat is telling you if its tail is in one of six positions.  Each boldly-titled fact is accompanied by an illustration and synopsis.  Brightly-colored illustrations fill the pages.  The last two pages include celebrity cats, how to care for a cat and cat record holders.  A fascinating and informative tribute to our feline friends.

Anything you did not like about the book? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Anyone who likes cats will enjoy this book, one who has lived with cats or one who might have a cat entering their life for the first time.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? 636.8

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? For those who like or are interested in cats, yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review:  May 25, 2022

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