Look Again: Secrets of Animal Camouflage

by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Coral reefs, kelp forests, flower blossoms, rocks, and snow are some of the habitats... read more

Coral reefs, kelp forests, flower blossoms, rocks, and snow are some of the habitats where camouflage helps animals survive, either by making it harder to be seen as prey or allowing greater success as predators. Each setting is introduced on a double-page spread that includes animals camouflaged within the environment. A page turn shows each creature again, in the same position but now clearly visible against a white background. The element of the habitat each uses for camouflage is shown in tight focus, while a thumbnail of the creature to scale compared to a human hand or body is also included. Pockets of text briefly describe the setting and offer a sentence or two about the purpose of each animal’s camouflage, while a concluding visual index offers more information. This well-organized, accessible volume presents fascinating material on 36 animals in seven habitats, paired with the creators’ consistently stunning cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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