From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—Following the elegant design of Where in the Wild?
(Tricycle, 2007), the skillful trio of Schwartz, Schy, and Kuhn once more create tri-part entries of poetry, photography, and factual explanation to reveal 11 creatures difficult to spot in their natural habitats. Like the animals, the poems introducing them vary in size and shape. Haiku, quatrains, and visual verses offer hints about the critters that are hidden (some more fully than others) in the lovely facing pictures. Each photograph folds out to reveal the highlighted figure of the designated animal against a shaded view of the first scene and a page of discussion about its behavior, physical characteristics, and interactions with other species. An inchworm, gecko, crayfish, ambush bug, and others are beautifully introduced in the guessing-game scheme. The camouflage concept is a worthwhile lesson, and the information is interesting. Best of all, the book's a versatile package for read-aloud fun and personal browsing and enjoyment as well as classroom use.—Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12,
a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council.As in Where in the Wild (2007), poetry and photography work together well in this beautifully illustrated book presenting camouflaged animals.... Notable for its finesse and variety, the poetry includes rhymed verse as well as haiku and several concrete poems. A playful but informative introduction to camouflage in nature.—