By Shannon Young, Illustrated by Kim Duffek
The Little Saguaro/El sahuarito is a heartfelt story about life's joys and challenges, as revealed in a conversation between a mother saguaro and her daughter. As this intimate story unfolds, the exuberant life of the Sonoran Desert literally swirls around the giant cacti.
Readers learn about "human" struggles and emotions, while at the same time being charmed by the variety of fascinating desert plants and animals captured in exquisite watercolor art.
Winner of the 2010 IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards) Bronze Medal for multicultural non-fiction children's books.