The cheetah can run faster than any animal in the world. It races along at up to 70 miles per hour--that's more than the speed limit on most highways! Plus, this sleek cat has faster acceleration than a sports car. A cheetah can go from 0 to 45 miles per hour in less than three seconds! These are some of the fascinating facts in store for kids as they learn all about these speedy creatures. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help cheetahs reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the cheetah's top speed to that of humans and racehorses.