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The Resource Over on a desert : somewhere in the world, by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin

Over on a desert : somewhere in the world, by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin

Label
Over on a desert : somewhere in the world
Title
Over on a desert
Title remainder
somewhere in the world
Statement of responsibility
by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A counting book in rhyme that presents various animals and their offspring that dwell in desert environments around the world, from a mother camel and "her little calf one" to a father fennec fox and "his little kits ten." Includes related facts and activities
Illustration
Review
Berkes' habitat series continues with this "Over in the Meadow" song about desert animals. Using her proven formula, Berkes introduces readers to 10 desert animals (nine mothers and one father), what the babies are called, and one activity that the species engages in. "Over on a desert / Where the barrel cactus grew / Lived a mother gila monster / And her little hatchlings two. / ‘Flick,' said the mother. / ‘We flick,' said the two. / So they flicked with their tongues / Where the barrel cactus grew." Clean page designs place the text on a vertical half-page along with a map with the desert highlighted and labeled (nine are featured: two in Asia, four in North America, two in Africa, and one each in Australia and South America) and the prominent numeral. The rest of the double-page spread displays the family group. The textured papers in Dubin's collages give life to the animals and their surroundings. Other species include camels, meerkats, dingoes, armadillos, javelinas, desert tortoises, jerboas, roadrunners, and fennec foxes. Backmatter includes a "Fact or Fiction" section, details about both the featured animals and a hidden animal found in each scene, and suggestions for movements/activities to go with the song. The series continues to engage and inform, though readers may wonder if Berkes knows any other tunes: This is one long-lasting ear worm. (author's, illustrator's, book designer's notes; sheet music; bibliography) (Informational picture book. 3-8) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
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10733978
Cataloging source
DLC
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Berkes, Marianne Collins
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
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Dubin, Jill
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True
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  • Stories in rhyme
  • Desert animals
  • Animals
  • Counting
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Desert animals
  • Animals
  • Counting
  • Animals
  • Counting
  • Desert animals
  • Stories in rhyme
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General
Target audience
primary
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somewhere in the world
Label
Over on a desert : somewhere in the world, by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1012676718
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781584696308
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2017043050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012676718
Label
Over on a desert : somewhere in the world, by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1012676718
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781584696308
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2017043050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012676718

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