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About Habitats


Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)


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Dive into this classroom favorite for a simple first look at a habitat that's surprisingly diverse From the creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About... series.

"A great informative introduction." ―School Library Journal

Cathryn and John Sills' beginner's guide to deserts explores the major attributes of the habitat and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable global diversity. For example, did you know that the Great Basin Desert is actually very cold?

A former educator and author, Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill uses detailed, full-color illustrations to reflect the diversity of desert topography―from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S. A glossary and afterword provide further details. Ideal for early childhood or elementary units on geography and habitats, nature and environment.

The About Habitats series introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components. Each book in the series provides information about the nature and characteristics of the habitat while the full-page illustrations expand on that information.

Also available by Cathryn and John Sill:
About Habitats: Forests
About Habitats: Grasslands
About Habitats: Mountains
About Habitats: Oceans
About Habitats: Polar Regions
About Habitats: Rivers and Streams
About Habitats: Seashores
About Habitats: Wetlands


Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561456413, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012