Looking Closely Across the Desert
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Looking Closely Across the Desert by Dr Frank Serafini
Book DescriptionLook closely. Look very closely. Is it ... a pincushion? Monster's skin? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's a prickly pear cactus. See what looks like cornsilk revealed as sandstone, a birthday candle as a saguaro cactus flower, and many more surprises when you look closely across the desert. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discovery through four environments --- the forest, the shore, the desert and the garden. Frank Serafini's camera lens enlarges each world through the magic of close-up photography. Young eyes will rediscover our planet as a place of beauty, mystery and delight. Readers are first challenged to guess the identity of each closeup photograph. The next page reveals the entire photograph of the plant, animal or natural object accompanied by a simple but detailed description of the habitat. By inspiring children to ask questions and use their imaginations, these books help build problem-solving skills. They also encourage curiosity about environments that, examined this closely, are full of unexpected wonders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554532117
(231mm x 259mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Dr Frank Serafini
Looking Closely Through the Forest, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
This book in the Looking Closely series will take children on a journey of discovery through the forest while inspiring them to ask questions and use their imaginations.
Looking Closely in the Rain Forest, Hardback (October 2010)
Colorful wonders await in the rain forest, including a red-eyed tree frog, a moth orchid, and many more. Children will learn about a variety of animals and plants in this interactive book that encourages imagination and instills a respect for the natural environment.
Looking Closely Around the Pond, Hardback (May 2010)View all books by Dr Frank Serafini
Look closely -- very closely. What do you see? A pond full of intriguing plants and animals, captured in stunning close-up photographs.
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Author Biography - Dr Frank Serafini
Frank Serafini is an educator and avid nature photographer whose work has taken him from Fiji to Mexico, from Canada to Australia. Previously a primary schoolteacher, Frank is now Associate Professor of Children's Literature and Literacy Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Frank Serafini is an educator and avid nature photographer whose work has taken him from Fiji to Mexico, from Canada to Australia. Previously a primary schoolteacher, Frank is now Associate Professor of Children's Literature and Literacy Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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