I Wonder Why the Sahara is Cold at Night and Other Questions about Deserts

I Wonder Why the Sahara is Cold at Night and Other Questions about Deserts

by Jackie Gaff
     
 

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Children love asking questions. The answers to all those questions about the desert, such as "Who ate ants?", "How do plants survive in the desert?", and "Where do cars race across the desert? are answered in this fabulous book.

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Children love asking questions. The answers to all those questions about the desert, such as "Who ate ants?", "How do plants survive in the desert?", and "Where do cars race across the desert? are answered in this fabulous book.

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“ Information about the many forms of wildlife in the area is sure to hold the interest of young readers curious about animals.” —Children's Literature
Children's Literature
This innovative non-fiction book is designed around 31 questions that children might ask about the Sahara desert; these questions range from "Which desert lizards are poisonous?" to "Why are deserts sandy?" While most of the information discusses the natural phenomena and animals native to the region, questions about the people and their culture are also included. For example, children can learn about what the nomadic people of the desert eat, sand painting, and the kinds of houses in which people in the Sahara live. Because the illustrations cover entire portions of the pages, the information-heavy text is given in small, manageable chunks. The use of a large font-size helps the information to have a friendlier feel for young readers. Information about the many forms of wildlife in the area is sure to hold the interest of young readers curious about animals. 2002, Kingfisher, Ages 4 to 8.
—Angie Rogers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753457641
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
06/10/2004
Series:
I Wonder Why Series
Edition description:
Ages 5-8
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of three other I Wonder Why books: I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

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