Not many reptiles are considered cute, but the charming horned toad is irresistible and can be visited in its neighborhood on the arid, wide-open spaces of the southwestern prairie. The toad's story is richly integrated with the culture, language, biology, and natural history of their desert landscape and includes many facts mixed with delightful personification of each animal, from the brave horned lizard, Tuck, to the awkward Harris Hawk. The glossary of natural history terms, an appendix of southwestern lore, and a map detailing habitats all enlarge on the text.
". . . engaging and entertaining." -- Review of Texas Books