Dig, Wait, Listen A Desert Toad's Tale (Hardcover)
|In the desert Southwest, a spadefoot toad digs down deep, then waits, listening. A marvelous read-aloud, this title describes the suspenseful life cycle of a unique toad in a format ideal for readers fascinated by the natural world. Includes a factual note about the Couch's spadefoot toad, as well as information about the other desert animals introduced in the book. Full-color illustrations.|
From the Publisher:
The desert Southwest
Skitter, skitter, scratch.
But the spadefoot toad
A factual look at the life of the desert-dwelling spadefoot toad. Pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolor illustrations accompany the text.
"This is top-notch nonfiction for the very young, introducing readers to desert wildlife in general and in particular to the remarkable spadefoot toad..." 04/01/2001 Riverbank Review
"Rich in sensory details, full of observational delights, yet never over the heads of younger readers and listeners, DIG, WAIT, LISTEN is a rare breed of book: it imparts solid information and engages from start to finish. Sayre's added notes divulge more about this fascinating creature and its desert neighbors." - Christine Alfano Spring 2002