A Desert Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk in the Sonoran Desert
|Rating||:||4.32 (525 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
Gathering her paints and notebook, she heads into the Arizona Sonoran Desert to explore its treasures. In the early morning hours, an artist stirs. Sketching, painting, and writing, she records all that she sees and as night falls, she spreads out her pictures to make this scrapbook of her day, from dawn to dusk.
While calling to mind Jennifer Dewey's Night and Day in the Desert (Little, 1991) or Joyce Powzyk's Wallaby Creek (Lothrop, 1985), this artist's sketchbook is intensely personal. . Wright-Frierson invites readers to spend a day in her company, savoring the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. Admirably done.?Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, NYCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal Grade 3-6?An artist's readable narrative accompanies her accomplished drawings in this slim, colorful volume. Her goal is not scientific depth, though the snippets of information may well entice the intellectually curious to conduct further investigations. She presents a dawn to dusk panorama in a profusion of watercolor sketches and a brief, conversational text. Rather, her "scrapbook" serves to give a rich impression of a unique ecological environment: a feel for a landscape of compelling extremes and the crea
Beautiful Children's Book Beautiful way to introduce the desert habitat to my kindergarten aged son. He really enjoyed the book. I think it was partially the way the author bring the reader along on a day in the desert, and the beautiful illustrations. We have our own family nature journal, which is a fairly new thing for us, so this book has reall. Great for learning about the Sonoran Desert PJ Fred I use this book at school when we are learning about the Sonoran Desert. I love the scrapbook style and the real connections the author makes. I use it to encourage my students to keep a nature journal.. So Beautiful! H. Keimig Our family loved this book! Truly beautiful illustrations, really lovely prose text. Teaches about life in the Sonoran desert, yes, but also about how to observe wildlife, how to appreciate the little bits of beauty to be found in so many "scraps" of nature around you everywhere. Introduces the idea of a nature journal and