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Cactus Poems

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
At first glance, deserts may appear to be desolate wastelands, but in reality they sustain a unique selection of plants and animals--each of which has developed a fascinating way to survive in this rigorous environment. Through photographs and poetry, young readers will discover a creosote bush bragging about its phenomenal longevity, a bulging saguaro majestically reachin ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is a great combination of poetry and information book. The atmosphere of the southwest desert is captured in this collection and the photographs are beautiful. In the back of the book there are notes on desert life. This area gives you information about the photographs.
Using this book in the classroom I would select a few poems to fit the needs of the lesson. One lesson could be around the dessert and use Water Secret, The Oldest, Waterless Shores, and Saguaro to learn about how organisms
Nov 04, 2009 rated it liked it
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Cactus Poems is about when Frank Asch goes into the desert. he did it to find out about it, so he could write this book.

I gave this book 3 stars because I don't really like poetery. But even if I did, there could have been more or longer poems.

I would recomend the book to anyone who likes the desert and good photos of nature.
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Frank Asch is an American children's writer, best known for his Moonbear picture books.

Asch published his first picture book, George's Store, in 1968. The following year he graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA. Since then he has taught at a public school in India, as well as at a Montessori school in the United States, conducted numerous creative workshops for children. He has written over 60 bo
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