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WHERE IN THE WILD? by David M. Schwartz

WHERE IN THE WILD?

Camouflaged Creatures Concealed...and Revealed

by David M. Schwartz, Yael Schy, photographed by Dwight Kuhn

Age Range: 7 - 9

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-58246-207-3
Publisher: Tricycle

Not only do science and poetry blend nicely in this introduction to camouflage, but even sharp-eyed viewers will have trouble picking out the single small animals perched on similarly patterned backgrounds in Kuhn’s nature photographs. The ten short poems that face each full-page illustration offer hints—“ . . . nesting / outspread / wings of white / blend with birch bark / by day’s light”—but for the impatient or less acute each spread includes a gatefold that, when opened, reveals a washed-out version of the same picture with the hiding animal highlighted, plus a leaf of illustrated commentary. Aimed at slightly more advanced readers than Noelle Oliver’s Twilight Hunt (August 2007), this also features a wider range of creatures, from fawns and a coyote to a flounder and a crab spider. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)