A colorful lizard basks on a rock in the morning sun. Then it spots a grasshopper. In a flash, the lizard runs across the hot desert sand, using only its hind legs. It grabs the insect in its mouth. Welcome to life in the desert! Young readers will learn all about the desert environment where the collared lizard 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.