Personal Reaction: This book was full of information! Loved it.

Purpose: Read aloud for 2-5th grade students. This book is a book that starts out describing the life of a cactus from first being grown to when it dies. Not only is this a book for a plant lesson but the book also introduces the audience to different animals and insects that live in the dessert. This would be a good book for a dessert lesson, plant lesson, or animal lessons. I would most likely use this on a dessert lesson when talking about the different types of environments. This shows you what the atmosphere is like, what animals and plants live in a dessert, and also the weather in the dessert, which is very important for students to learn about desserts being dry and hot. This book is awesome! The pictures are colorful and will definitely capture the students attention.