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Where In the Wild: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed ... and Revealed

by David M.  Schwartz and Yael Schy
Photographed by Dwight Khun

Published by Tricycle Press, 2007
22 pages
ISBN: 1-58246-207-0

Ages 7-12

This entertaining and informative work introduces a variety of creatures that use camouflage techniques to hide from predators, sneak up on prey, or both. Each page spread features a clever “Who am I?” poem matched with a stunning photo of an animal hidden in the wild. The photo unfolds to show the location of the hidden animal, along with a brief description of its habitat and disguise behaviors. “Silent and Still” is the poem accompanying a weasel, the whiskers on its sharp face barely discernable in a snapshot of a snowy field. A powerful predator for its size, weasels eat almost half their weight in food every day, as the fact page reveals: “This is like a 100-pound person eating fifty pounds of hamburger every day—that’s 200 quarter-pound burgers. Imagine how many more mice and rats would be running around if it weren’t for weasels!” Eye-opening and enlightening, this book does nothing to camouflage its own appeal.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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