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Cactus Poems

by Frank Asch

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Cactus Poems is written by the author Frank Asch who travels to four different north American deserts- the Sonoran, the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Chihuahuan. In each poem, Asch put himself in place of the many things he observes in the deserts to make each of his poems come alive. It's amazing to see the different kind of animals they have in each of the deserts he travels through. At the end of the book Frank Asch shares more interesting information on each of the deserts, he wrote his poems about. Young readers will be interested in this poetry book because it is more realistic poetry that allows us to learn more about how beautiful deserts can be. ( )
  asialandry | Nov 27, 2016 |
This was a very easy poem book about nature and the animals in the desert. I considered it great for learning about different climates and animals that are in our world. I would recommend this book for preK-3rd grade. ( )
  Trock33 | Nov 18, 2014 |
This book of poems is a wonderful read! It takes all the interesting places in the deserts of the US and the pictures on each page are amazing. I would love to use this in a unit about geography. ( )
  Eclouse | Apr 24, 2012 |
Cactus Poems is a collection of poetry written by Frank Asch that includes photographs by Ted Levin. Cactus Poems is a collection of poetry and photographs that uses the dessert as its theme. The poems in this collection are about the dessert and its inhabitants. Some titles included are Slow and Steady, Bobcat Watching, Waterless Shores, and Be Careful.

This is a nice book of poetry for children and young adults because the poetry is very simple and easy to follow but is also quite interesting. The photographs that accompany every poem are a great addition and give the book more depth. There is an element of education in the poetry because they describe different aspects of the dessert. I would recommend this book for people of all ages. ( )
  MichelleHudon | Dec 7, 2009 |
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At first glance, deserts may appear to be desolate wastelands, but in reality they sustain a unique selection of plants and animals--each of which has developed a fascinating way to survive in this rigorous environment. Through photographs and poetry, young readers will discover a creosote bush bragging about its phenomenal longevity, a bulging saguaro majestically reaching for the sun, a collared lizard playfully pining for a fly-catching mate, and many others. Notes at the end provide fun, child-friendly information about the plants and animals mentioned in the book.

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Poems and photographs depict desert ecosystems in North America.

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