Cactus Desert by Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne

Cactus Desert

Written by Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne
Illustrated by


Cactus Desert by Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne

It's a sun-scorched world where clouds rarely come and nothing seems to move. That is, until children ages 6 - 9 up look a little closer to find tortoises, toads, and lizards, not to mention the scary rattlesnake and scorpion. Here, plants send their roots deep into the earth to find water, beetles stand on their head and shoot a stinky spray to fight off enemies, and roadrunners whiz by sleepy turtles and nervous desert mice on their way to ... where? Kids need only light clothes and a few simple pieces of equipment to explore the enchantments of cactus country.

About the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book-all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne. Patricia J. Wynne's illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body.

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48 pages


Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne
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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

Publication date

22nd September 1997



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