Hidden Animal Colors
by Jane Park
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Pub Date 01 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Millbrook Press ™
Animals5KN: Expository Literature
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 20 members
I liked the photographs of this children's book and appreciate that they ranged from ones that were farther back to close up to highlight the "hidden" colors of each of the animals. It was interesting and informative, and of course colorful. It's great for children (and adults) to learn about the natural world and this book helps to identify some of these animals unique characteristics that aren't as easily visible on first look.
Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher, and Jane Park for allowing me to read this early!
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Super cool book about how animals use colors for a variety of reasons.
This is a short picture book for preschool-aged children about the ways animals camouflage themselves or use color to communicate.
This is one cool picture book, even for adults. It starts out saying, yeah, we know there are really colorful animals out there, but I bet you didn't know about these animals that have color in unusual places. Like the lizard the Blue-Tongued Skink, who has a blue tongue, or a dull bird, the Tinamou, who lays bright green eggs.
It gives us a look at things that we may not think to look for. Did you know that Beavers have iron in their teeth that makes them look orange?
Great fun for kids and for adults, as they find out what animals use to startle preditors,
<em>Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.</em>
Fantastic kids book about animals and how they use color in their lives. The rhyming was fun and the info about said animals was great. The contrast between the animals and the color splashes is a nice eye catcher!
Hidden Animal Colors is book that tells why animals have colors which are bright and colorful as well as colors which are much plainer. It is full of stunning photographs of different animals. The animals may have plain colors to help them with survival, but then have brighter colors. I love that this book has actual photographs of animals.
So many children's books have beautiful illustrations, but I prefer to use actual pictures in my classroom. This book fits in nicely with my district's science standards on animal adaptations. I will definitely be adding this book to my s\classroom science library.
This book cleverly and beautifully depicts how different animals, most who look normal or just brown, have interesting colorful features. Each animal gets 2-4 pages and we learn some facts about their colorful features. I really thought that this book was well put-together and educational for children. I would definitely read this to my child.
The colorful photos in the book, the clear informative text, and the topic of animals are just what appeals to young readers. This book definitely merits several readings to absorb the information and discuss it. Readers will learn that animals that seem to have plain color often have more colorful features that help them do such things as attract a mate or camouflage themselves. A recommended read aloud and also great for independent reading.
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