Here Is the Southwestern Desert (Reading Rainbow Books) (Paperback)

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By Madeleine Dunphy, Anne Coe (Illustrator)
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Despite its stark landscape and harsh climate, the Sonoran Desert teems with life. Hare, hawks, lizards, bobcats, badgers, coyote all live among the desert's fragrant mesquite and spiny cactus, and none can exist without the others. Madeleine Dunphy's 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 desert's plants and animals as well as the dazzling colors reflected in the rocks and skies of the Sonoran Desert.

Praise For…

"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."
Horn Book

"[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."
Teaching K-8

Product Details
ISBN: 9780977379569
ISBN-10: 0977379566
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Books
Publication Date: April 2007
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Reading Rainbow Books