One Small Square: Cactus Desert
At last! In paperback! Explore the different places in our world, with a close-up view, one small square at a time. This series is excellent for many reasons. First, by concentrating on one, small square, it presents each environment in a manageable piece; making it less overwhelming and more personal for children than looking at the whole. Each book has them stake out just one, small square which they will explore, like scientists, discovering all they can about that ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it. Secondly, the books are highly interactive - an exquisite blend of textual information and activities, in a very conversational tone. Third, the writing is excellent. Fourth, the full-color illustrations are beautiful and inspiring. At the back of each volume is a short picture field guide to the habitat, followed by an index and resource list. Longtime classics for young naturalists, these books are now more affordable. The books are a 9" x 9" format - one small square.