Animals with Crafty Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight

Animals with Crafty Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight

by Susan K. Mitchell
     
 

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VOYA - Etienne Vallee
In this delightful series, various strange animal traits are explored. In Animals with Crafty Camouflage, Mitchell presents animals who are experts at various methods of disappearing in their environment, from moths and owls to the octopus, arctic hare, stick insect, and gecko. A section on how humans use camouflage is also included and demonstrates how they have adapted certain animal traits to better hide. In Animals with Wicked Weapons, Mitchell looks at animals that sport exotic modes of attack and defense, from the eel's electric discharges to the rattlesnake's venomous bite, with antlers, quills, fangs, spikes, thorns, and body armor in between. The final section shows how humans have transformed some of these traits into non-lethal weapons that can be used instead of killing other humans. Mitchell designs this series to be appropriate for reluctant and low-level readers who are interested by animals and the tricks they perform. Each animal's talent is described with illustrated pictures to provide visual clues to the words. The pictures are gorgeous and have wide appeal for all readers. Finally, in addition to the print resources provided, each book contains Internet addresses that the reader can consult for more information. Other titles in this series include Animals with Awesome Armor, Animal Body-Part Regenerators, Animal Chemical Combat, and Animal Mimics. Reviewer: Etienne Vallee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766032910
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Amazing Animal Defenses Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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