CAMOUFLAGE by American Museum of Natural History

CAMOUFLAGE

Age Range: 3 - 6
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Youngsters are encouraged to look for camouflaged animals in this lift-the-flap book from the American Museum of Natural History.

On each double-page spread, the two-sentence text on the left explains a bit about the critter hidden in the full-bleed photo on the right. The text concludes by asking readers, “Can you see it?” Readers can then open a gatefold flap to reveal the featured creature, now clearly visible against a white background, along with some additional facts about it. Creatures presented include the common baron caterpillar, the walking stick (insect), the octopus, the tawny frogmouth (bird), the zebra, and the polar bear. A final double-page spread reveals where the creatures were hiding in the initial photos and introduces readers to James Carpenter, a scientist from the AMNH. Toddlers will enjoy the hide-and-seek aspect of the project, but even though the concepts are simply explained, they will likely go over little heads.

Here’s hoping big kids will not be put off by the format, since they are the appropriate audience for the content. (Informational board book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4549-2079-3
Page count: 18pp
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2017




MORE BY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

ChildrenTADPOLE TO FROG by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History
ChildrenSHARKS by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History
ChildrenWOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenI SEE ANIMALS HIDING by Jim Arnosky
by Jim Arnosky
ChildrenBABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS!  by Ruth Spiro
by Ruth Spiro
IndieSARA SASSAFRAS AND THE TIGUAR by Cat. E.   Amick
by Cat. E. Amick