Illustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press
Deserts are home to amazing animals whose bodies are built for living in hot places, where there is very little water to drink. Scorpions, sand cats and camels all have special ways of staying cool, finding food and raising their young in a hot, dry habitat.
• the sidewinder snake who rattles its tail to scare away enemies
• the sand cat whose furry paws protect it from the burning sand
• the Bactrian camel who can drink enough water to fill a bathtub
Who Lives Here?
This series looks at animals in their natural habitats – rain forests, polar regions, deserts and wetlands – and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.
“Habits as well as habitats, prey as well as predators, are presented in word and picture in an engaging and appropriate way for the books’ intended audience.” Globe and Mail