You'll want to try to keep cool in cactus country because the desert get hot—whew!—really hot. With the sun blazing down from a cloudless sky, you'd think nothing could survive. But watch out, a rattlesnake, scorpion, or tarantula might be near. And beware a little beetle that shoots a foul-smelling spray—while standing on its head! At any moment, a roadrunner might whiz by. a lizard might pop up, or a tortoise might stick out its head. And always, silently, the yucca and mesquite spread their thirsty roots to find a drink of water. It's not the easiest life on the baking earth, but it's so fascinating to visit the desert—one small sqaure at a time.
This book includes:
Stunning, full-color illustrations of the habitat and its creatures
Motivating experiments and activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safety tips
A picture field guide of the habitat
A glossary-index and resource list
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