• Illustrated By: Graham Ross
  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:first chapter book, beginner reader, independent reader, leopard frog, endangered animal
  • Pub Date:03/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:490L
  • ATOS:2.5
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M
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Cheetah is the small spotted frog Amelia brings home in a macaroni container. Amelia longs to keep Cheetah forever, but over the course of a week, she comes to understand that his place is back in the wild. Cheetah is based on a true story, and all the characters are real.
"A quirky and entertaining choice for children with an interest in animals, and excellent for all collections."
– Resource Links
"Introduces children to the familiar moral dilemma of taking a wild animal out of nature to keep it as a pet. Recommended."
– CM Magazine
Resource Links "The Year's Best"   | 2007  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books starred selection   | 2008  |  Commended