Hide and Seek: Nature's Best Vanishing Acts
by Andrea Helman
Cover Artist: Photos: Gavriel Jecan
Review by Gayle Surrette
Walker Books for Young Readers Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780802796905
Date: 19 February 2008 List Price $16.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
It's often difficult to find introductory science books for very young children. Hide and Seek: Nature's Best Vanishing Acts just might be a good introduction for your budding naturalist. Many creatures in the wild use protective coloration to aid their ability to survive. From official release/information:
First you see them, then you don't!
In habitats around the world, animals rely on clever ways to hide in plain sight. They camouflage themselves in unique ways to avoid danger or to keep undercover while hunting.
Vivid color photographs take readers from one ecosystem to the next, searching high and low for animals using the best tricks of the trade to survive. Blink and you might miss these crafty creatures using camouflage to either outwit or outhunt one another.
(Source: Walker Books for Young Readers)