Desert Baths

Desert Baths Cover

Desert Baths

By Darcy Pattison; Kathleen Rietz (Illustrator)

Arbordale Publishing, Hardcover, 9781607185253, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2012

Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kicks up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun and moon travel across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.

About the Author
Darcy Pattison( is published in eight languages. Recent titles include two nature books for Arbordale, Prairie StormsandDesert Baths(August, 2012). Other recent titles includeWisdom: The Midway Albatrossand11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph. She also authored the ebook, How to Write a Children s Bookand the teacher resource book, Paper Lightning: Prewriting Activities to Spark Creativity and Help Students Write Effectively(Prufrock Press). Darcy is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor s Arts Award, Individual Artist Award for her work in children s literature. As a writing teacher, Darcy is in demand nationwide to teach her Novel Revision Retreat. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Children s Program for the Arkansas Literary Festival.. For more information about Darcy, view herschool visit info, or"