The Animal Kingdom's Fascinating Camouflage
Have you ever seen a frog that, at first glance, looks like a bump on a log? Or have you spotted a stick insect sitting on a tree branch, all but blending in with the bark? In Perfectly Hidden, children will learn about the Earth’s thirty-five best natural masters of disguise! You’ll discover surprising images and fascinating facts about many types of animals and insects who have incredible camouflage. Be sure to try to find:
• An arctic hare in the white of winter
• A pygmy seahorse waiting in a bed of coral
• A stick insect camouflaged as a twig on a branch
• A crab spider awaiting its prey in a field of flowers
• An orchid mantis who looks like a flower petal
• And many more!
As you encounter each hard-to-find animal, you’ll be able to put your camouflage-spotting skills to the test and try to pick out the disguised creature in each picture. Complete with sidebars full of surprising and interesting facts about each animal—including insight into their clever survival skills—this is a must-read for every child who loves science and unusual animals. The perfect addition to any elementary classroom!
Christine Schlitt studied Germanic culture, musicology, and art history in Mainz. Since 2000 she has worked as a freelance editor and writer. Christine is author and coauthor of numerous books for children, particularly nonfiction books about science and historical topics, and encyclopedias.