Synopses & Reviews
One of the most delicate ecosystems on the planet is presented in an addition to the Here Is series, identifying the plant and animal species that thrive there through lyrical verse and black-and-white drawings. Simultaneous.
"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."
"[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."
Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.
Despite its stark landscape and harsh climate, the Sonoran Desert teems with life. Hare, hawks, lizards, bobcats, badgers, coyote all live among the deserts fragrant mesquite and spiny cactus, and none can exist without the others. Madeleine Dunphys 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 deserts plants and animals as well as the dazzling colors reflected in the rocks and skies of the Sonoran Desert.