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Here Is the Southwestern Desert (Web of Life #4) (Hardcover)

Here Is the Southwestern Desert (Web of Life #4) By Madeleine Dunphy, Anne Coe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Madeleine Dunphy, Anne Coe (Illustrator)
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Using cumulative verse, this picture book introduces children to the cacti, jackrabbits, peccaries, roadrunners, coyotes, lizards, and bobcats of the desert, while giving young readers an understanding of the interdependency of life in this ecologically diverse environment.
Despite its stark landscape and harsh climate, the Sonoran Desert teems with life. Animals of all kinds live among the desert's fragrant mesquite and spiny cactus, and none can exist without the others. Madeleine Dunphy's poetic text explores all the warm and native elements that make the American Southwest such a mystical place, while Anne Coe's stunning paintings portray the desert's plants and animals as well as the dazzling colors reflected in the rocks and skies of the Sonoran Desert. This book is a must have for any young naturalist hoping to learn about the interconnectedness of life.

Praise For…

"Dunphy's cumulative poem explores the interrelationships between the living and nonliving elements of the Sonoran Desert. ... Coe's luminous artwork includes both panoramic backgrounds and vibrant action close-ups that will appeal to young and old alike."

"[T]his book excels in demonstrating the interconnectedness of the various species that inhabit the Sonoran Desert."
Horn Book

"[This] book is beautifully designed...saturated with dazzling desert light." School Library Journal

"Here Is the Southwestern Desert is a cheerful introduction to a desert theme, or to any ecological study."
Teaching K-8

Product Details
ISBN: 9780977379576
ISBN-10: 0977379574
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2006
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Web of Life