Where Else in the Wild?: More Camouflaged Creatures Concealed and Revealed

by David M. Schwartz, Yael Schy, and Dwight Kuhn

Readers are invited to find eleven creatures that use camouflage to avoid predators... read more

Readers are invited to find eleven creatures that use camouflage to avoid predators or as a means of catching prey, in photographs where they blend into their natural setting. A poem paired with each animal’s photo provides hints of its identity, while a lift of the photo page shows the same image, but with the hidden animal highlighted. The foldout page also offers additional photographs of the creature, information about its natural history, and how the use of camouflage aids its survival. The engaging poems are well-matched with the excellent photographs. Some of the hidden animals are almost impossible to find unaided, especially the orchid mantis, described in haiku as “elegance in white / poised upon an orchid bloom / praying as I prey.” (Ages 7–12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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