Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deep In The Desert - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Catchy desert twists on traditional children’s songs and poems will have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as they learn about the desert habitat and its flora and fauna. Tarkawara hops on the desert sand instead of a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. And teapots aren’t the only things that are short and stout—just look at the javelina’s hooves and snout. Travel the world’s deserts to dig with meerkats, fly with bats, and hiss with Gila monsters! Whether sung or read aloud, Deep in the Desert makes learning about deserts anything but dry.

My Review:

Deep in the Desert is an explanatory book that tells of desert animals in singsong form.  For instance, children can learn about tarkawaras by singing to the tune of "Kookaburra" or learn about thorny devils by singing to the tune of "Yankee Doodle".  With the exception of a couple of them, the songs were all familiar to us.  In the 'Creative Minds' section in the back of the book, children can further learn about the desert habitat, desert fun facts, and desert adaptations.

Deep in the Desert is a Spring 2011 release from Sylvan Dell Publishing.

I received book for review from Sylvan Dell Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.