Hoot and Howl Across the Desert Life in the World's Driest Deserts

Vassiliki Tzomaka

A beautifully illustrated and fascinating exploration of what life is like for animals in some of the world’s harshest desert environments, where only the toughest creatures survive.

Description

Discover the remarkable plants and animals that live in the world’s driest climates—both hot and cold! With beautifully illustrated landscapes, this book proves just how much life exists in the world’s deserts. Travel around the globe and encounter hundreds of rare and little-known plants and animals that thrive in dry environments. Learn about nocturnal species who occupy the deserts, common survival tactics, lethal creatures to watch for, and how the desert food chain functions.

Hoot and Howl Across the Desert is an engaging investigation of some of the most extreme environments on Earth, from California’s Mojave Desert to the Arctic and from the Sahara to the Australian outback. With graphic illustrations that draw stylistically on folk art local to each desert, Vassiliki Tzomaka provides a level of detail that will satisfy even the most curious reader.

Reviews

[An] edifying global tour. Twenty-seven sections, featuring ample facts, provide information emphasizing the diverse plant life and wildlife native to each desert… Tzomaka's glowing illustrations are rich with geometric shapes, vivid colors, floral designs, and intricate patterns.

— School Library Journal

Creatively stylized images of flora and fauna native to some 15 deserts around the world.

— Kirkus Reviews

Contributors

Vassiliki Tzomaka

Author

Vassiliki Tzomaka is a designer and illustrator based in Colchester, UK, and the author of Hoot and Howl Across the Desert. She has a PhD in illustration from the Centre for Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art. For this series, she has drawn on her BS in chemistry and MA in environmental studies to devise a distinctive visual approach to introducing children to life in extreme environments.