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.