Reviewed by Felisha G. (age 9)
There are pictures that have different points of view, like the illustrator is looking above the cactus or to the side. There are also pictures that seem old, like when the cactus got old, the colors seemed old fashioned.
I think the author wrote this book about cactus because she wanted to teach kids about them. And she loves to write about cactus. In the front part of the book where it says 'Meet the Author,' Brenda says, "It?s hard work but fun and surprises pop up all along the way."
I read non fiction books about the desert at the library that don?t have parts that are fiction. This book is different. Maybe some people will find this book more fun because of the fictional parts, like where they?re telling about an apple falling down from a tree and it breaks open, then a rat comes and eats the seeds. But I didn?t like that part because it wasn?t as important to me.
I like this book because it teaches about the cactus but I don?t like the fiction parts. I would recommend this book to people that like fiction books about deserts and nature.