One Small Square: Cactus Desert

One Small Square: Cactus Desert

One Small Square
by Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Price: $11.00
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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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