Roxie Munro is the acclaimed author and illustrator of twenty-seven books for children, including Amazement Park, Mazescapes, Ranch, and Wild West Trail Ride Maze.
Desert Days, Desert Nightsby Roxie Munro
Through meticulously detailed illustrations, this visually dynamic survey contrasts day and night in five of North America's prominent deserts-the Chihuahuan, the Great Basin, the Mojave (including Death Valley), the Painted, and the Sonoran-and highlights the unique animals, plants, and geological formations of each. From the desert spiny lizard and the greater roadrunner to the spotted bat and desert banded gecko, this survey examines the diverse array of animals, birds, and reptiles occupying these arid lands. Intricate watercolor illustrations are accompanied by lists of animals and names in each spread. In addition to legends identifying the animals, the guide also includes maps pinpointing the deserts' locales, overviews of the respective desert environments, and fun creature factoids. Examining altitude, temperature, and climate, the text also pays special attention to global warming and its effects. Downloadable black-and-white coloring sheets round out this engaging and educational resource that celebrates the deserts' majestic beauty.
- Bright Sky Press
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- 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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This is not a story book, it's a book with hidden pictures. I think the illustrations are great and they look like real animals. The hidden pictures were hard to find because there were a whole lot of other things in the pictures. I learned about new things from this book. I especially liked learning about new animals. I'd never heard of a kangaroo rat before! I think other people would enjoy this book because it's really cool and adventurous. You might even want to visit a new place after seeing it in this book! Review by Dylan K., age 6, GLAAM