About Habitats: Deserts

Overview

In the first book in the acclaimed About Habitats... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what deserts are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's beautifully detailed paintings reflect the diversity of deserts, from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U. S. An afterword provides details on deserts and about the flora and fauna featured in the ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $4.58   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

In the first book in the acclaimed About Habitats... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what deserts are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's beautifully detailed paintings reflect the diversity of deserts, from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U. S. An afterword provides details on deserts and about the flora and fauna featured in the illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
The first book in a series about habitats throughout the world, this text focuses on deserts. The beginning of the book sports a map that provides an initial overview of the deserts of the world. This is directly followed by a very simple text, appropriate for young readers looking for their first taste of a desert habitat. Most of the illustrations are from American deserts, with the abundance focusing on the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of North America. The illustrations are pastels that meld well with the actual coloring of most deserts. A six-page Afterward provides older, more experienced readers with additional information about the desert habitats which they have read about and viewed through pictures. One final page provides a short glossary, seven reference books, and four websites for future consideration. While this is an adequate number, it is not as many as I would have expected. The author and illustrator have extensive backgrounds in environmental and naturalist books, so they are well-suited to their task. This is a solid book for both beginning readers and beginning naturalists.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561456369
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 263,803
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)