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Over on a Desert

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Overview

Learning becomes fun with this counting book about the desert habitat. Kids and parents will appreciate its amazing artwork and be inspired to learn about and appreciate the world around us!

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won't be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual habitat—camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!

Backmatter Includes:

  • Further information about the animals in the book!
  • Music and song lyrics to "Over on a Desert" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow".

Product Details

  • Size: Hardcover & Paperback - 10 in x 9 in
  • Pages: Hardcover & Paperback - 32

About the Author

Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
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