Synopses & Reviews
Pack an extra canteen and lots of sunscreen for this hot adventure! In The Field Guide to Desert Animals
, fictional naturalist Emerson Cole documents some of the unique desert animals he encountered on his travels through the Sahara Desert in 1929. Kids will learn how dromedary camels and death stalker scorpions survive in the blazing heat and freezing cold of the Sahara. Follow the sandfish as it dives below the surface of the sand and then emerges several yards away. Detailed illustrations, photographs, and handwritten diary excerpts make the reader feel as if they're part of the expedition. Kids can also create a 3-D desert scene with a full-color diorama and eight easy-to-assemble models of desert animals.
About the Author
is the author of several articles, short stories and books for children. She works as an editor in New York City.