A giant golden-brown creature walks slowly across the hot desert. As far as the eye can see, there's not a drop of water or even a plant to munch on--just sand. How can the camel survive? The hump on its back has stored fat that the animal uses for energy. As a result, the camel can go weeks without water and months without food. Welcome to life in the desert! Young readers will learn all about the harsh desert environment where the camel lives, as well as its physical characteristics, what it eats, and how it survives in its hot, dry home. Colorful photos and diagrams, clear text, age-appropriate activities, and critical-thinking questions will keep young readers turning the pages as they take a closer look at this intriguing desert dweller.