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eBook Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus (Tree Tales) ePub

eBook Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus (Tree Tales) ePub

by Barbara Bash

  • ISBN: 1578050855
  • Category: Science Nature and How It Works
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Barbara Bash
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children (September 6, 2002)
  • Pages: 28
  • ePub book: 1518 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1196 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 574

Description

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the ai. Beautiful book, full of the life cycle of the Cactus and all things that survive with it.

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the air. From a distance it appears to be completely still and solitary-but appearances can be deceptive.

The saguaro can hold over 200 gallons of water and provides nourishment and refuge for desert wildlife. White-winged doves and gila woodpeckers feed on the saguaro's white flowers, which bloom at night. The flowers give way to a moist fleshy red fruit, which is enjoyed by birds like the tiny yellow verdin, and ground animals like the large, pig-looking javelina. The gila woodpecker also uses the saguaro as a home, drilling holes in the soft flesh of the cactus, which heals itself, creating a nest.

A story about the mighty saguaro cactus.

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its armlike branches . In fact, this giant tree of the desert is alive with activity

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the air. In fact, this giant tree of the desert is alive with activity. Its spiny trunk and branches are home to a surprising number of animals, and its flowers and fruit feed many desert dwellers. Gila woodpeckers and miniature elf owls make their homes inside the saguaro's trunk. Long-nosed bats and fluttering white doves drink the nectar from its showy white flowers.

A vunerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert lanscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the air. From a distance it appears to be completely still and solitary--but appearences can be deceptive

A vunerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert lanscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the air. From a distance it appears to be completely still and solitary--but appearences can be deceptive. In fact, this gaint tree of the desert is alive with activity. its spiny trunk aand branches are home to a surprising number of animals, and its flowers and fruit feed many desert dwellers. Gila woodpeckers and miniature elf owls make their homes inside the saguaro's trunk

Sonoran Desert Reading Comprehension and Activity Pages. Students will read friendly letter about the Sonoran Desert then complete an illustration using information they learned from the letter

Sonoran Desert Reading Comprehension and Activity Pages. Students will read friendly letter about the Sonoran Desert then complete an illustration using information they learned from the letter. Desert Giant: The World Of The Saguaro Cactus (tree Tales). The oceans may well be Earth’s final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored. Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, vast mountains, and sights beyond imagination awaits. Now this powerful resource has been developed for three educational levels!

Tree Tales SeriesBarbara Bash. Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab. This is one of the best books I have ever read to my class because it is not dull science jargon but presented as the story of the life of the cactus.

Tree Tales SeriesBarbara Bash. In The Heart of the Village: The World of the Indian Banyan Tree. Ancient Ones: The World of the Old-Growth Douglas Fir. Barbara Bash.

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its . In this first volume of Sierra Club Books' Tree Tales series, a simple, easy-to-read text and appealing drawings document the life cycle of this amazing cactus tree and the creatures it helps to support.

A venerable saguaro cactus stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape, its armlike branches reaching fifty feet into the air. From a distance it appears to be completely still and solitary--but appearances can be deceptive. In fact, this giant tree of the desert is alive with activity. Its spiny trunk and branches are home to a surprising number of animals, and its flowers and fruit feed many desert dwellers. Gila woodpeckers and miniature elf owls make their homes inside the saguaro's trunk. Long-nosed bats and fluttering white doves drink the nectar from its showy white flowers. People also play a role in the saguaro's story: each year the Tohono O'odham Indians gather its sweet fruit in a centuries-old harvest ritual. In this first volume of Sierra Club Books' Tree Tales series, a simple, easy-to-read text and appealing drawings document the life cycle of this amazing cactus tree and the creatures it helps to support. Readers will come away with a better understanding of and a lasting respect for this accomodating giant of the desert.

Comments

Tholmeena Tholmeena
This is a book I purchased to support 3rd grade home school curriculum on echo systems, and I paired it with a nature hike to learn names of desert trees and wildflowers. This book aligns well with Common Core standards, such as they are.

What I loved about this, interestingly enough is on the first page, where it likens the saguaros to people. When our daughter was younger, and I had no idea this book even existed, we used to drive by this cluster of saguaros on the way to our house and call them the saguaro people, and would pretend they were waving to her.

Our daughter loved this book, said it's 5 stars. I'm taking a star off because it uses full on genus and species nomenclature without providing phonetic pronunciations. This book does provide them for some words, like Gila, but I felt like the scientific ones would be far harder for children to sound out, and if they're going to be in the book like this, it's either all or nothing with the pronunciations. And since this book is meant to be an educational support, I think it should be all.

Otherwise, I think this is a super cool book that incorporates a lot of different elements into it: botany, sociology (how the Tohono O'odham would use the fruits of the saguaro), and ecology.
Vushura Vushura
DESERT SW LOVERS this is a must read. I have a copy in our desert house for our guests to enjoy.
It doesn't pander to the reader, as it is a children's book yet adult's can learn so much as well.
We have referred to it so often we now feel like experts on the Saguaro
Onaxan Onaxan
Great pictures- good variety of info. Used for 2nd- 5th grade special ed resource writing class on desert habitat. Each student chose different animal to report on.
Jogrnd Jogrnd
Beautiful book, full of the life cycle of the Cactus and all things that survive with it. It is a great purchase!
TheSuspect TheSuspect
Wonderful book with lots of Saguaro biology. We read this before we took our 3.5 year old to Arizona on vacation. After reading about the saguaro cactus he was so excited to see them in person!
Rose Of Winds Rose Of Winds
Great condition and a wonderful information source.
Beahelm Beahelm
Weird smell
excellent book. Much better then I anticipated. Another very usable resource book for my library and meets a variety of age ranges.