Desert Baths by Darcy Pattison

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Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.

About Darcy Pattison

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Darcy Pattison is published in eight languages. In addition to Desert Baths and Prairie Storms with Sylvan Dell, other recent titles include Wisdom: The Midway Albatross and 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph. She also authored the ebook, How to Write a Children's Book and the teacher resource book, Paper Lightning: Prewriting Activities to Spark Creativity and Help Students Write Effectively. Darcy is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award, Individual Artist Award for her work in children's literature. As a writing teacher, Darcy is in demand nationwide to teach her Novel Revision Retreat. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Children's Program for the Arkansas Literary Festival.
Published June 27, 2012 by Sylvan Dell Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Throughout a day and night, a dozen U.S. desert animals demonstrate that not all animals use water to bathe.

Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Desert Baths


It is not what most people would consider a real bath, but while animals such as the Anna's hummingbirds use the first dew of morning to bathe, many animals of this arid habitat find ways to bathe themselves without moisture.

Nov 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Desert Baths

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