Hide-And-Seek Science (Paperback)

Animal Camouflage

By Emma Stevenson

Holiday House, 9780823431878, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2013)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

This stunning book looks at how animals use camouflage in seven distinct ecosystems spanning the globe: swamp (Florida Everglades), desert (Africa's Sahara), rain forest (South America's Amazon), savanna (East Africa), deciduous forest (Europe), arctic (North America), and coral reef (Australia's Great Barrier Reef). For each habitat, a lush full-page spread is followed by a key that explains how each animal uses camouflage and where it can be found in the preceding spread.


About the Author

Emma Stevenson is a graduate of University College Falmouth in Cornwall, England. Her debut illustrations for Eggs, by Marilyn Singer, were called "striking and nicely detailed" by Booklist. The Horn Book wrote, "Stevenson's beautiful field guide-like illustrations capture every nuance and detail." Emma Stevenson lives in Birmingham, England, but enjoys painting pictures of familiar as well as exotic habitats.


Praise For Hide-And-Seek Science: Animal Camouflage

"a Where's Waldo?-like package with a purpose . . . Careful gouache illustrations validate the information in detail and scale."—The Horn Book
 
"Stevenson's engrossing way of hiding animals makes the book as much art as science. . . . There are plenty of animal camouflage books out there, but the gouache paintings—vibrant or muted depending on the ecosystem – combined with the inclusion of so many animals, along with their descriptions, makes this stick out from the pack."—Booklist
 
"Amazingly lifelike details rendered in gouache bring the flora and fauna of each habitat to life"—Kirkus Reviews
 
"The stunning gouache illustrations are magical and enhance this crowd-pleasing introduction to various environments and their wildlife."—School Library Journal