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Around One Cactus: Owls, Bats, and Leaping Rats

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Anthony Fredericks describes desert creatures
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Dawn Publications (CA)
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Luann
This caught my attention because of the illustrations. There is an especially gorgeous one of saguaro cactus, a boy, and several desert creatures silhouetted against a sunset. But once I started reading, I wasn't very thrilled with the text. I don't always like rhyming text, and while this is pretty well done, I also didn't like the use of repeating lines that add on with each new animal introduced. The combination of rhyming and repeating text makes it feel like this was written for very young ...more
Zora
Picture book. Read aloud to a kid, who was okay with it (thus four stars) but not thrilled. Gorgeous illustrations and accurate.
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