Animals with Crafty Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight

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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
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Hide and Seek     4
Underwater Illusionist     12
Seasons of Change     20
Leaf Me Alone!     28
Screaming Trees     34
Defense Academy for Humans     42
Glossary     45
Further Reading & Internet Addresses     47
Index     48
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