What Color Is Camouflage?

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What do a fawn and a hermit crab have in common? They both use camouflage to hide from their enemies. A fawn’s spots help it blend in with its dappled surroundings, and a hermit crab might be mistaken for an empty shell. This lyrical introduction to camouflage explains how and why a wide variety of animals use it to go undercover. Readers can also hunt for camouflaged animals in every illustration.

Explains how animals, birds, reptiles, and insects vary their ...

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Overview

What do a fawn and a hermit crab have in common? They both use camouflage to hide from their enemies. A fawn’s spots help it blend in with its dappled surroundings, and a hermit crab might be mistaken for an empty shell. This lyrical introduction to camouflage explains how and why a wide variety of animals use it to go undercover. Readers can also hunt for camouflaged animals in every illustration.

Explains how animals, birds, reptiles, and insects vary their markings and color to hide from their enemies and respond to their environment.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Camouflage makes it easier to hunt and to hide. For some animals, camouflage means changes that correspond to the seasons. Some animals, such as a chameleon, can change color in a second. Many illustrations show how numerous animals and insects blend into their environment. Can you find the hidden animals? Part of the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book" series.
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Meet the Author

This is Carolyn Otto's third book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series. Her other books include I Can Tell by Touching, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and What Color Is Camouflage?, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Otto lives in Highland Ranch, CO.

Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    Great Series

    This book is part of a many volume series designed to engage children with the world around them, stimulate their curiosity and to help parents answer the endless "Why, where and how" questions. Older children will love reading these books by themselves and the younger non-readers will love the illustrations. An excellent set of books to own!

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