Bubby's Puddle Pond: A Tortuga's Tale of the Desert
Carol Hageman, author
Based on a mixture of fiction and the real-life behaviors of animals, Bubby's Puddle Pond: A Tortuga's Tale of the Desert takes place in a geographically unique part of the world, the Sonoran Desert. Simple yet evocative terms to paint a picture of the American Southwest's unusual flora and fauna. Intending the book to be used as a learning tool, I highlight these terms and define them in a glossary. Fact pages and a curriculum guide at the end of the book can be used in the classroom or further enrichment at home. Water color illustrations enhance the story of a desert tortoise named Bubby who learns how to trust his friends and himself.