WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE? by Carolyn Otto

WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE?

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Age Range: 7 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 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. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1996
ISBN: 0-06-027094-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1996




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