By David Lazaroff, Illustrated by Preston Neel
Prickly Pete the packrat takes young readers into the desert to get some answers: Can desert tortoises climb out of their shells? Do Gila monsters bite and not let go? Are barrel cactuses filled with water you can drink? Are javelina really wild desert pigs? And Prickly Pete's favorite: If you leave your watch outside at night, will a packrat take it and leave some cactus in its place?
Beautifully illustrated, this delightful full-color children's picture book shows that desert facts often are much more amazing than the myths (cactifracts) we've all heard.
Winner of the Southwest Book of the Year (2001) "Best Picks for Kids" Award
Softcover. 32 pages.