Deserts

Deserts
Deserts

Deserts

An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9
By Nancy Castaldo

6–9

JUVENILE NONFICTION

128 Pages, 10 x 8

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

PDF, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $11.95)

ISBN 9781569765227

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2004)

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Overview

This activity guide introduces children to the wild and often misunderstood environment of the desert and the people and cultures that thrive in and around them. Information is included on all types of deserts—hot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. Kids learn what defines a desert and the creative ways plants and animals have adapted to survive in harsh desert environments. Also discussed are urban sprawl and its effects on desert habitats and how children can help protect this delicate environment by conserving energy and reducing consumption of petroleum-based products. Engaging activities include drawing a petroglyph, making a coral snake bracelet, frying prickly pears, conducting a gerbil study, and making sand art.

Reviews

"Kid-friendly." —Children's Literature

"Games and activities that lead readers across the world and through time." —Connect

Author Biography

Nancy F. Castaldo is a former environmental educator and the author of Oceans, Rainforests, Rainy Day Play!, Sunny Days and Starry Nights, and Winter Day Play!