Big Cats (Day in the Life)

by Tyus D Williams (Author) Chaaya Prabhat (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Day in the Life

Set over a 24-hour period, meet sparring snow leopards, sprinting cheetahs, and slumbering jaguars in this kids' nonfiction book about the biggest cats on Earth.

Follow the lives of individual big cats as they roar, hunt, fight, and play their way through the day. Wildlife expert Tyus D. Williams cleverly weaves the story from leopard to mountain lion in the style of a nature documentary, including gentle science explanations perfect for future zoologists. Witness incredible moments including:

  • A panther hunting a crocodile
  • Cheetah cubs play fighting
  • A battle between lionesses and hyenas

Beautifully illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat and packed with animal facts, Big Cats (A Day in the Life) is one of the first titles in an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid. Also available: Bugs (A Day in the Life)

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Kirkus Reviews

A carefully constructed, absolutely engaging primer on fierce cats in the wild.
Tyus D Williams

Tyus D. Williams is a wildlife ecologist and science communicator with a focus on carnivores, especially big cats. He's particularly intrigued by the influence predators have on the wildlife and people around them. Born in Southern California, Tyus moved to Georgia and was passionate about wildlife from the age of six. He grew up watching his childhood role models Jeff Corwin and Steve Irwin on TV, and knew he wanted to be a biologist when he got older. Tyus has tracked jaguars in Belize and surveyed salamanders in the Appalachian mountains, and is studying for his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.

Chaaya Prabhat is a graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist. After completing her MA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she now works in Chennai, India. She has worked with clients including Penguin, Hachette, Snapchat, Google, and The Obama Foundation.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Neon Squid
Publication date
April 20, 2022
Day in the Life
BISAC categories
JNF003300 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Jungle Animals
JNF003130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
Library of Congress categories

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