Dig, Wait, Listen : A Desert Toad's Tale (Hardcover)

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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.


Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780688166144
SKU 30720194
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0688166148
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 8.5L x 0.5T
"This is top-notch nonfiction for the very young, introducing readers to desert wildlife in general and in particular to the remarkable spadefoot toad..."
"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."
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Annotation A factual look at the life of the desert-dwelling spadefoot toad. Pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolor illustrations accompany the text.
Editors Note The desert Southwest is full of sounds.Skitter, skitter, scratch. A scorpion is crawling. Pop, pop, pop. kangaroo rat is hopping. Tsk, tsk, tsk. A rattlesnake is shaking its tail.But the spadefoot toad is quiet in her underground burrow, listening for one sound in particular... What is that sound? And what will the spadefoot toad do when she hears it?
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Greenwillow Books

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