A small snake glides sideways across the hot desert sand. As it moves, it makes an S shape with its body. Then the sidewinder snake buries itself under the sand. There, with only its head poking out, it waits for prey. Welcome to life in the desert! Young readers will learn all about the desert environment where the sidewinder 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.