{"id":2165818817,"title":"Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Poems About Creatures That Hide","handle":"now-you-see-them-now-you-dont","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/david-harrison\" title=\"Author David Harrison\"\u003eDavid Harrison\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/giles-laroche\" title=\"Illustrator Giles Laroche\"\u003eGiles Laroche\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFind me\u003cbr\u003e if you can. . .\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnimals and insects use camouflage to hide from hunters or to ambush prey. In this fun and informative collection of poems, meet the polar bear and the octopus, the ghost crab and the copperhead snake, and many more that hunt or hide with stealth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiles Laroche's intricate cut-paper illustrations are so life-like readers will have to look carefully or run the risk of a hunter sneaking up on them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter offers additional information about each of the nineteen animals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-ouch\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say OUCH!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say OUCH!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-wow\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say WOW!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say WOW!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-ewwww\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say EWWW!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say EWWW!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/now-you-see-them-spread.jpg?9665054470046322916\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDavid Harrison, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Harrison's first book forchildren, \u003ci\u003eThe Boy with a Drum\u003c\/i\u003e (Golden Press, 1969), has sold millions of copies. David has since published more than eighty books, which have earned numerous honors, and lives in Springfield, Missouri.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/david-harrison\" title=\"Author David Harrison\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about David Harrison.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGiles Laroche, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiles Laroche has illustrated many children's books, including \u003ci\u003eDown to the Sea in Ships\u003c\/i\u003e (Putnam), and wrote and illustrated \u003ci\u003eIf You Lived Here: Houses of the World\u003c\/i\u003e (Houghton Mifflin). Giles lives in Salem, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/giles-laroche\" title=\"Illustrator Giles Laroche\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Giles Laroche.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCTE Notable Poetry Books 2017\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eLanguage Arts\u003c\/i\u003e 2016 Notable Children's Poetry Books\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNineteen different animals, placed in five animal categories, are represented first by artwork and poetry and finally by brief paragraphs and references for further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe poems are graceful and often humorous, giving good introductions to the reasons behind each animal's protective coloration. The illustrations, which involve \"drawing, cutting, painting, and gluing,\" likewise effectively convey how camouflage works, without pretense of photorealism. The categories—sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds—reveal a wide variety of animals, from ghost crab to Bengal tiger, walking stick to hawk. An especially funny but accurate poem is the double-page spread about the copperhead, whose letter to \"Mr. Vole\" is full of sibilance, reinforced in a literal sense: \"Find me \/ if you can, \/ my sssskin \/ deceivessss, \/ helpssss me \/ dissssappear.\" The accompanying art shows the mottled, coppery serpent under a scattering of autumn leaves. In contrast, a fawn hides, scentless, \"saved by fawny \/ polka dots \/ that blend with \/ gentle sunny spots.\" The text educates young readers about useful camouflage for predators and for prey, without resorting to anything truly disturbing. Other than a \"buzzy fly\" becoming \"fast food\" for a spider and some tiny fish disappearing, predators are shown as merely threatening, and prey are shown as successfully hiding. Endnotes, cover, and layout all add to a thoughtful, well-executed book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn attractive, informative blend of science and the arts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this attractive collection of poetry about camouflage in nature, 19 entries are grouped into five sections: \"Sea Life,\" \"Reptiles \u0026amp; Amphibians,\" \"Mammals,\" \"Insects \u0026amp; Spiders,\" and \"Birds.\" Each selection focuses on one creature, highlighting its use of camouflage in the wild. The verse is brief but catchy, and Harrison's sound use of rhythm and rhyme results in offerings that are pleasant to read aloud. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration done in cut-paper relief on hand-painted papers. Reminiscent of Steve Jenkins's collages, they are lively and engaging. Back matter contains additional information about each creature, including its scientific name and a few suggestions for further reading. VERDICT An altogether appealing volume for young poetry aficionados and animal lovers alike.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNineteen varied poems, illustrated in cut-paper relief, describe examples of animal camouflage to young readers. Using instances from sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds, Harrison's succinct poems detail the techniques used by these creatures to avoid detection. In \"Bumblebee Moth,\" for example, \"A moth that looks \/ like a bumblebee \/ is nature's gimmick \/ to scare away \/ its enemies \/ and save the mimic.\" Laroche's colorful artwork is appealing both in its attractive design and scientific detail. His spreads clarify and sometimes extend the text, as in \"Crab Spider,\" about an arachnid, depicted on two differently-hued flowers, which changes colors to blend with its surroundings. Extensive back matter provides additional information about each species and offers suggestions for further reading. Helping to bridge the gap between science and literature, this joins the growing number of excellent nature poetry titles, such as Joyce Sidman's \u003ci\u003eWinter Bees and other Poems of the Cold\u003c\/i\u003e (2014) and Irene Latham's \u003ci\u003eWhen the Sun Shines on Antarctica and Other Poems about the Frozen Continent\u003c\/i\u003e (2016).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/now-you-see-them-cvr.jpg?9665054470046322916\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/now-you-see-them-hires.zip?9665054470046322916\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/discussion-activity-guide.pdf?13872820801633084475\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownloadable Discussion Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/now-you-see-them-coloring-sheets.pdf?16268359965862683217\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownloadable Coloring Sheets\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-610-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-842-9 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-843-6 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEnglish Language Arts-Literacy. 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In this fun and informative collection of poems, meet the polar bear and the octopus, the ghost crab and the copperhead snake, and many more that hunt or hide with stealth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiles Laroche's intricate cut-paper illustrations are so life-like readers will have to look carefully or run the risk of a hunter sneaking up on them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter offers additional information about each of the nineteen animals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-ouch\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say OUCH!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say OUCH!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-wow\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say WOW!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say WOW!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animals-that-make-me-say-ewwww\" title=\"Animals That Make Me Say EWWW!\"\u003eAnimals That Make Me Say EWWW!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/now-you-see-them-spread.jpg?9665054470046322916\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDavid Harrison, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Harrison's first book forchildren, \u003ci\u003eThe Boy with a Drum\u003c\/i\u003e (Golden Press, 1969), has sold millions of copies. David has since published more than eighty books, which have earned numerous honors, and lives in Springfield, Missouri.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/david-harrison\" title=\"Author David Harrison\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about David Harrison.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGiles Laroche, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiles Laroche has illustrated many children's books, including \u003ci\u003eDown to the Sea in Ships\u003c\/i\u003e (Putnam), and wrote and illustrated \u003ci\u003eIf You Lived Here: Houses of the World\u003c\/i\u003e (Houghton Mifflin). Giles lives in Salem, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/giles-laroche\" title=\"Illustrator Giles Laroche\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Giles Laroche.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCTE Notable Poetry Books 2017\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eLanguage Arts\u003c\/i\u003e 2016 Notable Children's Poetry Books\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNineteen different animals, placed in five animal categories, are represented first by artwork and poetry and finally by brief paragraphs and references for further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe poems are graceful and often humorous, giving good introductions to the reasons behind each animal's protective coloration. The illustrations, which involve \"drawing, cutting, painting, and gluing,\" likewise effectively convey how camouflage works, without pretense of photorealism. The categories—sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds—reveal a wide variety of animals, from ghost crab to Bengal tiger, walking stick to hawk. An especially funny but accurate poem is the double-page spread about the copperhead, whose letter to \"Mr. Vole\" is full of sibilance, reinforced in a literal sense: \"Find me \/ if you can, \/ my sssskin \/ deceivessss, \/ helpssss me \/ dissssappear.\" The accompanying art shows the mottled, coppery serpent under a scattering of autumn leaves. In contrast, a fawn hides, scentless, \"saved by fawny \/ polka dots \/ that blend with \/ gentle sunny spots.\" The text educates young readers about useful camouflage for predators and for prey, without resorting to anything truly disturbing. Other than a \"buzzy fly\" becoming \"fast food\" for a spider and some tiny fish disappearing, predators are shown as merely threatening, and prey are shown as successfully hiding. Endnotes, cover, and layout all add to a thoughtful, well-executed book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn attractive, informative blend of science and the arts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this attractive collection of poetry about camouflage in nature, 19 entries are grouped into five sections: \"Sea Life,\" \"Reptiles \u0026amp; Amphibians,\" \"Mammals,\" \"Insects \u0026amp; Spiders,\" and \"Birds.\" Each selection focuses on one creature, highlighting its use of camouflage in the wild. The verse is brief but catchy, and Harrison's sound use of rhythm and rhyme results in offerings that are pleasant to read aloud. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration done in cut-paper relief on hand-painted papers. Reminiscent of Steve Jenkins's collages, they are lively and engaging. Back matter contains additional information about each creature, including its scientific name and a few suggestions for further reading. VERDICT An altogether appealing volume for young poetry aficionados and animal lovers alike.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNineteen varied poems, illustrated in cut-paper relief, describe examples of animal camouflage to young readers. Using instances from sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds, Harrison's succinct poems detail the techniques used by these creatures to avoid detection. In \"Bumblebee Moth,\" for example, \"A moth that looks \/ like a bumblebee \/ is nature's gimmick \/ to scare away \/ its enemies \/ and save the mimic.\" Laroche's colorful artwork is appealing both in its attractive design and scientific detail. His spreads clarify and sometimes extend the text, as in \"Crab Spider,\" about an arachnid, depicted on two differently-hued flowers, which changes colors to blend with its surroundings. Extensive back matter provides additional information about each species and offers suggestions for further reading. 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Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Poems About Creatures That Hide

By: David Harrison / Illustrated by: Giles Laroche

Find me
if you can. . .

Animals and insects use camouflage to hide from hunters or to ambush prey. In this fun and informative collection of poems, meet the polar bear and the octopus, the ghost crab and the copperhead snake, and many more that hunt or hide with stealth.

Giles Laroche's intricate cut-paper illustrations are so life-like readers will have to look carefully or run the risk of a hunter sneaking up on them.

Back matter offers additional information about each of the nineteen animals.

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David Harrison, author

David Harrison's first book forchildren, The Boy with a Drum (Golden Press, 1969), has sold millions of copies. David has since published more than eighty books, which have earned numerous honors, and lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Read more about David Harrison.


Giles Laroche, illustrator

Giles Laroche has illustrated many children's books, including Down to the Sea in Ships (Putnam), and wrote and illustrated If You Lived Here: Houses of the World (Houghton Mifflin). Giles lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Read more about Giles Laroche.

  • NCTE Notable Poetry Books 2017
  • Language Arts 2016 Notable Children's Poetry Books

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Nineteen different animals, placed in five animal categories, are represented first by artwork and poetry and finally by brief paragraphs and references for further reading.

The poems are graceful and often humorous, giving good introductions to the reasons behind each animal's protective coloration. The illustrations, which involve "drawing, cutting, painting, and gluing," likewise effectively convey how camouflage works, without pretense of photorealism. The categories—sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds—reveal a wide variety of animals, from ghost crab to Bengal tiger, walking stick to hawk. An especially funny but accurate poem is the double-page spread about the copperhead, whose letter to "Mr. Vole" is full of sibilance, reinforced in a literal sense: "Find me / if you can, / my sssskin / deceivessss, / helpssss me / dissssappear." The accompanying art shows the mottled, coppery serpent under a scattering of autumn leaves. In contrast, a fawn hides, scentless, "saved by fawny / polka dots / that blend with / gentle sunny spots." The text educates young readers about useful camouflage for predators and for prey, without resorting to anything truly disturbing. Other than a "buzzy fly" becoming "fast food" for a spider and some tiny fish disappearing, predators are shown as merely threatening, and prey are shown as successfully hiding. Endnotes, cover, and layout all add to a thoughtful, well-executed book.

An attractive, informative blend of science and the arts.

School Library Journal

In this attractive collection of poetry about camouflage in nature, 19 entries are grouped into five sections: "Sea Life," "Reptiles & Amphibians," "Mammals," "Insects & Spiders," and "Birds." Each selection focuses on one creature, highlighting its use of camouflage in the wild. The verse is brief but catchy, and Harrison's sound use of rhythm and rhyme results in offerings that are pleasant to read aloud. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration done in cut-paper relief on hand-painted papers. Reminiscent of Steve Jenkins's collages, they are lively and engaging. Back matter contains additional information about each creature, including its scientific name and a few suggestions for further reading. VERDICT An altogether appealing volume for young poetry aficionados and animal lovers alike.

Booklist

Nineteen varied poems, illustrated in cut-paper relief, describe examples of animal camouflage to young readers. Using instances from sea life, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, insects and spiders, and birds, Harrison's succinct poems detail the techniques used by these creatures to avoid detection. In "Bumblebee Moth," for example, "A moth that looks / like a bumblebee / is nature's gimmick / to scare away / its enemies / and save the mimic." Laroche's colorful artwork is appealing both in its attractive design and scientific detail. His spreads clarify and sometimes extend the text, as in "Crab Spider," about an arachnid, depicted on two differently-hued flowers, which changes colors to blend with its surroundings. Extensive back matter provides additional information about each species and offers suggestions for further reading. Helping to bridge the gap between science and literature, this joins the growing number of excellent nature poetry titles, such as Joyce Sidman's Winter Bees and other Poems of the Cold (2014) and Irene Latham's When the Sun Shines on Antarctica and Other Poems about the Frozen Continent (2016).

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-610-8

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Ages: 5-9
Page count: 32
10 x 10

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 2. Standards 1-6, 8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 32. Standards 1-5, 7, 8, 10