A lavish introduction to the Sonora desert and its wildlife brings readers into the beautiful and mysterious world of speckled road runners, ocelots, green lizards, mountain lions, and coyotes.
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From the artist, Laura Regan: I traveled to the Arizona Sonora Desert to photograph the wildlife that I painted in this book. It was an amazingly wonderous place...so different than anywhere I had been before. The colors were spectacular! Every time I work on a new book, it's like a whole new adventure! Because all of the books that I have illustrated focus on the environment, I feel that they are a wonderful way to help to teach young readers about our beautiful but fragile planet. I'd love it if you came to visit me at my Laura Regan website where you can learn more about my work. If you are interested, you can also arrange for a school visit.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 4?A poetic narrative that invites readers into Arizona's Sonora Desert through a collaboration of art and words, and gives a comfortable armchair tour of a beautiful, rugged, surprisingly varied place. Regan's artwork starts and ends with a panoramic scene, and in between it brings children in for close-up views that are almost photographic in their realism. Yolen paints just as inviting a picture as she chooses words that simultaneously describe and establish a rhythm of their own. She speaks of "a huddle of ocelots at noon/ in the shadow of a cave,/ a slither of green lizards,/ the dither of butterflies." The surprising variety of wildlife, weather, and conditions in this sea of sand will give young readers a new look at a place they might have thought dry and barren. This book celebrates the Sonora Desert in the same way Regan and Yolen celebrated the rain forest in Welcome to the Greenhouse (Putnam, 1993). A short note in the back provides more information about the desert and some creatures depicted in the illustrations but not identified in the text.?Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY
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Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110399227652
Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0399227652
Book Description Putnam Juvenile. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0399227652 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0144062