Life in a hot, dry desert is full of challenges, and the animals in this dramatic series are built to survive its extremes. Each title focuses on one animal and explores how the animal is adapted for life in a desert; what it eats; how it spends its days and nights; and how it raises its young. Vocabulary and content are expertly crafted to meet second-grade reading and science curriculum standards. Glossaries help build vocabulary, and bright, attractive photos will spark readers’ curiosity about desert animals. Innovative, age-appropriate activities, critical-thinking questions, and easy-to-understand fact boxes keep the pages turning and the pace lively and interactive.