D is for Desert

ISBN 9781585365012

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by Barbara Gowan and Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet uses the alphabet to explore desert regions around the world, explaining the science behind what determines a desert and showcasing fascinating features and desert inhabitants. Budding scientists will traverse the rocky deserts of Mongolia astride the Bactrian camel, spy on the poisonous Gila monster and other lizards in the Sonoran Desert, discover geological wonders in Bryce Canyon National Park, and learn about desert weather phenomena such as dust storms and flash floods, and much more. A glossary of key desert-science terms and concepts is included.

Recommended by the publisher for young readers 6-9 years old (Grades 1-4); recommended by nest for this age group if there is keen interest that is being followed, but otherwise, there is a lot detailed and rich information for 10 or 11 year olds, and certainly many adults will enjoy exploring.

Trigger alert for those with phobias: there is an illustration of a large tarantula and scorpion on one page.

Hardcover, 32 pages.  11 x 10".

Sleeping Bear Press.