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Saguaro's Gifts

Celebrating a birthday is always a happy occasion but never more so in this desert community than when it's a centenary for a grand Saguaro cactus! For one hundred years, the majestic cactus has anchored this vibrant neighborhood, providing food, shelter, and shade to the local wildlife inhabitants. In beautiful rhyming text, the creatures that depend on Saguaro's gifts come to pay homage, including the tiny bat that sips nectar from the plant's flower, the finches looking for a place to build their nest, and the grateful tortoise that enjoys its fruit. Magnificent artwork brings the desert landscape and creatures to life, showing the interdependence between plants and animals. Readers young and old will appreciate this timely message of how essential even an old cactus is to our environment and the world we all share. Back matter includes information on the interdependence of the desert community.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9


Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111301), PDF (9781534192362), Hosted ebook (9781534192485)
Publication Date 08/15/2021
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2021
Dewey 583.885
Lexile AD530L

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