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Animal Disguises [Science Kids Series]
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Animal Disguises [Science Kids Series]

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by Belinda Weber
     
 

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The world of science has never been so accessible to young readers! Science
Kids books offer a learning experience that kids, parents, and teachers are sure to love. The lively and engaging text explains the basic principles of favorite science subjects. Illustrations and stunning photography zoom in on interesting details, and fun projects encourage further

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The world of science has never been so accessible to young readers! Science
Kids books offer a learning experience that kids, parents, and teachers are sure to love. The lively and engaging text explains the basic principles of favorite science subjects. Illustrations and stunning photography zoom in on interesting details, and fun projects encourage further learning.

Investigate the exciting world of animal camouflage. Discover how creatures blend in with their environment, mimicking leaves, stones,
and flowers, playing tricks on their predators, and even changing shape.

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Children's Literature
Common disguises in the animal kingdom are addressed in this animal science book. Animals use their camouflage to help them find a meal or to avoid becoming a meal. For example, there's the eyelash viper that blends in with the bright yellow palm fruits and goats that faint if they feel threatened. A young reader would be entertained by seeing the real pictures and reading about the interesting facts on each animal. The vocabulary for each page is at the bottom of the page, which makes it difficult for the reader to see. This book also has three activities for children to create or follow-up on what they learned. An index is also found at the end of the book. 2004, Kingfisher, Ages 5 to 8.
—Rosa Roberts
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Striking, full-color photographs serve as text backgrounds in these highly visual and appealing titles. Each book has two-page chapters and concludes with easy-to-make projects. Solar System offers interesting details about the planets as well as asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. The second title provides an introduction to the five senses and the parts of the human body that are responsible for each one, and includes material about members of the animal kingdom such as bears, moles, and fish. The last title describes camouflage and how such animals as the leaf-tailed gecko and sloth use it. Considering the target age group, the print is occasionally difficult to read when placed on a darker background, and the glossary words, located at the bottom of the pages, don't include pronunciation guides. However, all three books are well written and have large-size fonts. Students will enjoy browsing through them.-Shauna Yusko, St. Monica School, Mercer Island, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753461624
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Science Kids Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Belinda Weber is an author and editor and has written many children's books about natural history, science, and history including includingThe Kingfisher Children's Atlas, The Best Book of Nighttime Animals, and Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Reptiles. She has a lifelong interest in wildlife and the environment and previously directed the Adopt an Animal fundraising program for the Zoological Society of London.

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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Three companies have especially excelled at producing colorful and interesting non-fiction books for young people-Usborne, Dorling Kindersley (or DK), and Kingfisher. We had three of the "Kingfisher Young Knowledge" books to supplement our homeschool science studies. They were Robots (2003) by Clive Gifford , Oceans and Seas (2004) by Nicola Davies, and this one, entitled Animal Disguises. Animal Disguises explains what camouflage is and then cites various examples of animal defenses, such as pheasants' feathers, the orchid mantis, walking sticks, snowshoe hares, chameleons, the emperor moth's eyespots, the frilled lizard, and the pueblo milk snake's coloring which is similar to the venomous coral snake, all with copious eye-catching photographs. There are three fun and easy projects included at the end and a helpful index. I saw no evolutionary references. Oceans and Seas talks about the world under the water but does claim, "Life on Earth began in the seas, billions of years before there was life on land." Robots discusses those amazing machines that can work on their own. Each of them also has activity projects.