Look Who Lives in the Desert: Bouncing and Pouncing, Hiding and Gliding, Sleeping and Creeping

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No, you'll never see a tarantula wearing a tutu, or a vulture driving a sanitation truck through the desert, or a coyote wearing a choir gown while playing a "Howlway" piano - except in the whimsical portions of this book.

Children gleefully will embrace Brooke Bessesen's rhyming verses and illustrations, all the while discovering the facts on which they are based.

Blending humorous illustrations and story lines, fascinating facts, and ...

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Overview

No, you'll never see a tarantula wearing a tutu, or a vulture driving a sanitation truck through the desert, or a coyote wearing a choir gown while playing a "Howlway" piano - except in the whimsical portions of this book.

Children gleefully will embrace Brooke Bessesen's rhyming verses and illustrations, all the while discovering the facts on which they are based.

Blending humorous illustrations and story lines, fascinating facts, and photographs (by noted nature photographer Marty Cordano), Look Who Lives in the Desert! describes delightful desert denizens.

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Gr 1-3-Anyone who lives near the desert might identify with the humorous accounts of 20 animals in these cartoon parodies of their habitats. A roadrunner runs in jogging garb; a cougar reclines on a red sofa. Accompanied by bulleted facts and a tiny color photograph, the combined fanciful and factual study of these creatures reveals the desert's diversity. Rhyming couplets and a riot of patterned collage art in deep jewel tones pair with large-eyed creatures of arid regions in scenarios showing absurdly human activities, while the "Fascinating Facts" boxes for each animal instruct readers. "Tortoises can walk up to seven miles a day." "A cougar- makes a purring sound. For this reason it is considered a `small cat.'" Bessesen's years with the Phoenix Zoo provide inspiration for the text in a book designed for both entertainment and information.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932082098
  • Publisher: Arizona Highways
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 262,677
  • Age range: 3 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.96 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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