Ten creatures await, camouflaged in artful, full-page photographs, while playful poems offer clues about each animal's identity and whereabouts. Think you've spotted one? Lift one of ten gatefolds to find out. A full page of fascinating information accompanies each animal so readers can learn how nature's camouflage serves hunter and hunted alike. Why do fawns have spots during their first year of life? How did killdeer birds get their name? What makes a crab spider so good at ambushing its prey?
Recipient of the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Book and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books.
Named a 2008 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC)
Editor's Choice, 2007— Booklist magazine
Listed in "Lasting Connections of 2007," an annual roundup of the year's best books to tie into curriculum.
-Book Links magazine
About David M. Schwartz
David M. Schwartz is the author of more than fifty children's books that make math and science come alive, including How Much is a Million?, G is for Googol, Q is for Quark, and If You Hopped Like a Frog. He is also a popular speaker at schools in the United States and abroad. David lives in Oakland, California.
About Yael Schy
Yael Schy is a consultant, trainer, facilitator, and coach who uses improvisational theater and dance to encourage leadership, teambuilding, and creative thinking in the workplace. She is co-author of a business training book, Teamwork Tools, and she also loves to write poems and songs. She lives in Oakland, California.
About Dwight Kuhn
Dwight Kuhn's beautifully composed nature photographs have been featured in 125 children's books. His work has been recognized by the Children's Book Council, Scientific American, and the John Burroughs Association. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Dexter, Maine.
2007 Editor's Choice, Booklist
2008 John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers
2008 Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book Award
2008 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, Selector's Choice, National Science Teachers of America / Children's Book Council
2008 SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, sponsored by Subaru and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Review, New York Times Book Review:
Review, New York Times:
"Schwartz and Schy's vibrant book, with its passion for discovery, seems...likely to inspire young readers."
Review, School Library Journal:
"The combination of poetry, beautiful photography, and clear factual explanation is executed in all of its parts with economy and skill."
"This book will intrigue and challenge children, whether they find it individually or in a classroom setting."
From the Hardcover edition.