"As the title suggests, this is a book about strange animals, ones most of us haven’t heard of.
The book describes interesting facts interspersed with captivating pictures of animals like desert horned vipers, fennec fox, Jerboas, red tailed hawk, rock hyraxes, chuckwalla.
The easy to read facts is sure to engage inquisitive minds of children of all ages." Mohan said.
"This is another wonderful book in the series by Selena Dale, and it really gives children and adults an appreciation of the diversity of life on this planet, and how amazingly all creatures adapt and thrive.
It is definitely a great book to give as a gift to a child, because it is clearly written on an easy reading level and a child will have lots of fun reading it, sharing facts with friends at school, answering questions and contributing in class, and take pride in the knowledge gained.
It is a very comprehensive coverage of desert animals with pictures of each, and just enough information to be exciting and not boring.
I recommend it for all ages." Franklin Deverell said.
"I teach English as a second language and my young learners loved this book. It's a fact that kids want to find out more about the world as they grow up. They are facinated by animals, especially strange ones! This book makes for an enriched learning experience. Page by page, kids learn about awesome, intelligent and interesting animals with coloured photographs and fun facts. Perfect for teacher/class interaction and projects or read aloud at home. Highly recommended." Katy Brodsky said.
"My son and I read 15 Smart Animals from Around the World by this author together, and we had a lot of fun. So naturally we picked up this one, too. We had a great time reading it together. This book, and this series, is great for kids. It's great for practicing reading, and for learning fun, interesting facts. Great, colourful photos, and fun facts for each animal featured. I recommend this book and this series for anyone with kids." Amazon Customer said.
"Author Selena Dale presents her selections for 21 strange animals that inhabit the deserts of the world. The illustrated book describes each animal with a "factoid" that tells why it was chosen for the book. Selected animals include mammals, birds, insects, and snakes and lizards. Before listing the 21 animals, the book describes the four categories of deserts: subtropical deserts, cool coastal deserts, cold winter deserts, and polar deserts. Most of the animals in the book inhabit the subtropical and coastal deserts.
One of the strangest animals is the dung beetle, which eats... well, you guessed it. Another bizarre animal is the honeypot ant, which bloats up with food and regurgitates it into other ants' mouths. The tiny mole-like shrew's heart beats at up to 800 times a minute, and it can be frightened to death by a sudden noise. And everyone's favorite, the meerkat, has its own page in addition to the cover photograph.
It's a nice short read for kids and grown-ups alike, and a good introduction to desert fauna." J. Chambers said.
"Great informative book!
My 4 and 6 year old grandchildren loved it !
Thanks for writing it!!" Amazon Customer said.
"21 Strange Animals That Live In The Desert by Selena Dale was cute and adorable. I like the simplicity of the book. The Fun Fact sections are cool. And the images of the animals were great. Young children will love this book. I do feel that more information on the animals could have been included without being overwhelming. Overall, a smart buy." Miranda said.