Deep in the Desert

Deep in the Desert

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181453

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Description

Catchy desert twists on traditional children's songs and poems will have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as they learn about the desert habitat and its flora and fauna. Tarkawara hops on the desert sand instead of a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. And teapots aren't the only things that are short and stout--just look at the javelina's hooves and snout. Travel the world's deserts to dig with meerkats, fly with bats, and hiss with Gila monsters! Whether sung or read aloud, Deep in the Desert makes learning about deserts anything but dry.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD500L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.1
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Poetry
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction Non-Fiction
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