Sherry Neidigh, a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, has been freelance illustrating since 1987. Sherry's love of animals and nature comes through in her bright, colorful art. In addition to illustrating Deep in the Desert, Count Down to Fall, and The Best Nest for Arbordale, Sherry has illustrated several trade and education titles including Who Needs That Nose?, If I Had a Tail, and Black and White. Sherry lives in upstate South Carolina. For more information about Sherry, visit her website: http: //www.sherryneidigh.com/
Gr 1-3-This title presents a variety of desert habitats around the globe and their flora and fauna-some identified, some not-in colorful illustrations accompanied by rhyming texts to match existing songs. Think "Down in the Valley" as you read "Deep in the desert, down in a mine/bats are all sleeping, 'til it is time" or "I'm a javelina, short and stout" to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot." Some of the animals and plants are identified either in the "lyrics" or in the appended "For Creative Minds" section, but many, like scorpions, roadrunners, and coatimundis, are not. A global distribution map with some of the featured creatures, a matching game, and other activities useful in classroom or home-schooling settings are included. The book might have some appeal for kids who know such songs as "Kookaburra" and "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
This title presents a variety of desert habitats around the globe
and their flora and fauna...in colorful illustrations accompanied
by rhyming texts to match existing songs. - School Library
The facts presented are brief, but older readers will want to learn more, and younger readers will pore over the illustrations again and again. This book will make learning about deserts -anything but dry.- - Library Media Connection
This would be a great resource in the elementary school classroom to provide different and interactive instructional material. An impressive variety of useful activities, lesson plans, and quizzes is also available online. - Science Books & Films