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Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed Hardcover – September 1, 2007
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Review, New York Times Book Review:
Review, New York Times:
"Schwartz and Schy's vibrant book, with its passion for discovery, seems...likely to inspire young readers."
Review, School Library Journal:
"The combination of poetry, beautiful photography, and clear factual explanation is executed in all of its parts with economy and skill."
"This book will intrigue and challenge children, whether they find it individually or in a classroom setting."
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Reviewer's Name: Deb Marciano
Each page consists of a clever or elegant poem paired with a beautiful photograph. The rhyme offers clues to help the readers locate which animal is being cleverly camouflaged by the flowers and foliage. And I do mean cleverly! You'll have to look very closely, as these guys are masters of disguise. Luckily for clueless parents, the photo page lifts up, revealing an identical photo beneath with the backgrounds grayed out, so the hidden animal is instantly revealed.
In addition to providing the answer to the puzzle, the opposing page folds out to reveal fascinating facts about each animal's natural history and how it relies on camouflage to survive. Brightly colored tree frogs have poisonous skin that predators won't eat. Gray Tree Frogs are non-toxic, so they rely on their rough gray-green skin to blend seamlessly against tree bark. Crab Spiders completely disappear when perched on yellow flower petals, and Green Snakes look just like thick blades of grass.
Several paragraphs of information on eleven different animals makes this a fairly substantial read. Beautiful photography, fun rhymes and a game of hide and seek combine to become an incredibly enjoyable book of nature. Younger children will enjoy finding the animals, while older kids will be more apt to learn more about these animals that are able to hide in plain sight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The poetry is delightful, and perfect for memorization... Especially for boys!Published 9 months ago by jams
This is a great book to use when teaching young children about animal defenses. I read this book to my class when I teach the Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS unit, "Hide a... Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Shirley
My first graders use this book when we study animals, It is informative and engaging for the children. Good book.Published on September 21, 2013 by S. Altman
I bought this for my 2nd graders when we began a unit on camouflage. The pictures/illustrations are great but some of the pages are a bit long and obtuse for 2nd graders!Published on January 9, 2013 by Dawn R. Haney
From the first page, I was drawn in by the beautiful photographs. Captivated by the challenge of locating the camouflaged animals. And intrigued by the information about each one. Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by DancingDiana
Great book for children to try to find animals that are camouflaged well in natural settings in woodlands.Published on February 28, 2009 by Sharon S
My third graders fight over this book! I am going to buy more copies so that more can share it at one time! Read morePublished on September 23, 2008 by Constance F. Healey