This handsome title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series shows and describes animal camouflage. Otto (Dinosaur...

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WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE?

This handsome title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series shows and describes animal camouflage. Otto (Dinosaur Chase, 1991, etc.) takes a personal approach, describing wildlife encounters in her yard and surrounding area, in instances of animals hiding in full sight. Lloyd creates highly realistic double-page illustrations that amply demonstrate how such camouflage is possible. A tawny mountain lion stalks a similarly colored mule deer and her dappled fawn in the golden dry grass; a hermit crab disguises itself by ""dressing in plants, pebbles, and even living things,"" and the ptarmigan and hare change colors seasonally to match their habitats. A careful integration of text and illustration makes this an especially useful title in the series, as well as an attractive one.

Pub Date: Aug. 30, 1996

ISBN: 0064451607

Page Count: 32

Publisher: HarperCollins

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 1996