- How hot is the Sahara desert?
- What is a playa?
- How tall is the tallest sand dune?
Read this book to find out. Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel the globe exploring the world's most exciting habitats. This book looks at deserts around the world, such as the Sahara, Gobi, and Mojave Deserts, taking in a multitude of sand dunes, salt lakes, and amazing animals and plants along the way.
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.