HIDING OUT by James Martin

HIDING OUT

Camouflage in the Wild
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Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Another visual delight from the author and photographer of Chameleons (1991), with striking color photos of animals using camouflage to conceal themselves, alter their appearance, and mimic plants or other animals. Photos of the animals in their natural environment focus on colors, shapes, patterns and special features that help prey or predator prosper. Young browsers will especially enjoy an orchid mantis with wings like flower petals; the striped hawkfish, which relies on bold bands of color to provide ``disruptive coloration''; and a speckled sand dab, nearly invisible against the ocean floor. Solid information in a colorful, appealing, and dramatic package. Scientific names not included; brief index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-517-59392-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crown
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1993




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