A Desert Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in North America

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Some people think of the desert as a hot, dry, lifeless place. But it is full of life, with diamondback rattlesnakes stalking scorpions and coyotes prowling for rabbits after nightfall. Day and night in the desert, the hunt is on to find food-and to avoid becoming someone else's next meal. All living things are connected to one another in a food chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and insect to animal. What path will you take to follow the food chain ...

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Some people think of the desert as a hot, dry, lifeless place. But it is full of life, with diamondback rattlesnakes stalking scorpions and coyotes prowling for rabbits after nightfall. Day and night in the desert, the hunt is on to find food-and to avoid becoming someone else's next meal. All living things are connected to one another in a food chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and insect to animal. What path will you take to follow the food chain through the desert? Will you...

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Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
Part of the "Follow that Food Chain" nonfiction series, A Desert Food Chain is part of the Who-Eats-What Adventure in North America. After learning the location and characteristics of the Sonoran Desert, readers learn about producers, decomposers, primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers and their roles in a desert food chain. The reader begins by choosing a tertiary consumer: a coyote, a kit fox, an elf owl, or an ocelot. By turning to the pages listed for the selected tertiary consumer, facts are revealed about the creature, including possible items in its diet. This leads to further exploration. For example, readers who choose to follow the elf owl find out that included in its diet are western diamondback rattler hatchlings. Following the food chain and going to the page about western diamondback rattlers reveals more interesting facts, including the fact that the rattler might eat a road runner that attempts to attack it. Following along, the readers learn facts about road runners, including that they eat short-horned grasshoppers which are plant eaters, or primary consumers, who eat desert flowers and trees. This interesting and inter-active format allows the reader to follow several different predators and see the different food chains common in the Sonoran Desert. Other books in this series for grades 3-6 include: A Rain Forest Food Chain, A Tundra Food Chain, and An Australian Outback Food Chain. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761341901
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Hogue Wojahn is an elementary school library media specialist. She holds degrees in elementary education and library science. Her publications include Thanks a Million, Dr. Kate and Evan Early. She has also contributed to Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), the Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, Highlights for Children, Cobblestone, Appleseeds, Faces, the School Library Journal, Book Links, and Library Sparks. Donald Wojahn is a middle school library media specialist, who has also taught middle school reading, language arts, social studies, and math. He has degrees in elementary education and education technology.

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Table of Contents

Welcome To The Sonoran Desert 4

Choose A Tertiary Consumer 6

A Desert Food Web 47

Desert Trees And Flowers 58

Glossary 60

Further Reading And Websites 61

Selected Bibliography 62

Index 63

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