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Elinor Wonders Why: Hiding in Plain Sight

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Elinor Wonders Why: Hiding in Plain Sight is a fun and engaging story for primary school readers with lots of science information in an accessible and easy to understand form. Released 6th Sept. 2022 by Kids Can Press, it's 40 pages and is available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

This is a new series of books based on, and featuring characters from the animated PBS kids series Elinor Wonders Why produced by SHOE ink. The books are colorful and fully illustrated. Science concepts and vocabulary are explained in context and also in well written and understandable sidebars. In this volume, Elinor and her classmates learn about natural camouflage and explore examples in the nature around them.

The language and art are appealing. The concepts are presented well and cover some surprisingly diverse and complex concepts in an age appropriate manner. 

Five stars. This would be a great selection for public or school library acquisition as well as for home use. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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I was approved to review this on September 7th however the archive date was September 6th so there was no way for me to download the digital ARC in order to review it.
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A cute story based on science and nature. I didn’t realize this was a TV show but I’ll definitely be tuning in to that as well. Elinor is a creative and curious bunny who is intelligent and funny. The story was the perfect length and had a lot of great artwork. My 7 year old and I enjoyed reading this together.
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Thanks to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for the advanced readers copy!  

We love Elinor Wonders Why in our house!  This book is a graphic novel of the episode from PBS of the same title. Elinor, Olive and Ari are playing hide and seek.  Their hiding spots are too easy to find until they discover a bug camouflaged in leaves.  This spurs on Elinor and her friends to explore camouflage and then pick better hiding spots.  They then fool the seekers, Mary and Lizzie using what they have learned about camouflage.  

The book has a great introduction of the characters at the beginning for those that don't know the show. There are also "Let's Find Out" boxes that expand further of definitions of words or more information about an animal or bug in the storyline.  There is also a Hide-and-Seek in Nature activity in the back.
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