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Look Who Lives in the Desert!

Free book-based curriculum for k-8

look who lives in the desert Arizona Highways Books, ISBN 1-932082-09-3



Skillfully blending illustrations, humor, and rhyme with fascinating facts and photographs, Look Who Lives in the Desert! delivers a delightful crew
of desert animals.



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"Bessesen has designed a captivating introduction to 21 desert animals for the young reader. Sly, humorous touches in the patchwork-style illustrations, coupled with "fascinating facts" in sidebars, create revealing looks into the creatures' habitats and traits."
— Southwest Books of the Year


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Glyph Award "Best Children's Nonfiction"
Southwest Books of the Year "Top Pick for Kids"
Phoenix Public Library Project GOAL Selection

"fanciful and factual ... a book designed for both entertainment and information."
— School Library Journal


"...a magical collection of critters
portrayed in colorful and accurate detail.
This is the way learning should be — fun!"

— Jan D'Atri, TV/radio personality and columnist
"a delightful and educational
treasure for children."

— Borders Books & Music




Braille and audio versions are avaiable through the Braille and Talking Book Library


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"This book is a slam dunk! Everyone will love it from gorilla to skunk."
— Phoenix Suns Gorilla


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