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.
|Series:||Science Kids Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.72(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.18(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.