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A captivating tale about Sammy, a young saguaro cactus who is stricken by illness. Sammy's pleas for assistance are repeatedly rebuffed because he is "different". Then, Dr. Bird (a Gila woodpecker) comes to Sammy's aid( and, incidentally, reaps his own reward for being helpful).
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Have you heard about Dr. Bird? No? WEll, Sammy the Saguaro hasn't either, until the day he starts feeling sick.Since he's rooted firmly in place in the middle of a saguaro forest, Sammy must use all his resources to get help. Children will empathize with his encounters with a drove of charismatic desert creatures who can't or won't help him because he's too "different." And they'll learn to recognize the mutual benefits that derive from helping others.D.J. Smith's imaginative storytelling and Kevin Kibsey's masterful watercolor illustrations will take young readers into a memorable Sonoran Desert setting about which they can't help but want to know more.And Dr. Bird? You probably know hmi by another name, so you're in for a surprise when you discover his true identity!About the Author:
D.J. Smith is a native New Yorker who graduated from Fordham University where he was editorial cartoonist for the Ram, the university newspapaer. His career has included service as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, editing a military newspaper, directing marketing activities for an insurance company and a software design company, and speech writing. He is a member of the Southwest Society of Authors adn lives in Tucson with his wife.
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Book Description Arizona Highways Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1932082085
Book Description Arizona Highways, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1932082085