Hiding in Deserts by by Deborah Underwood is part of an educational series about animals camouflaged in their environments. Like others in the series, each section shows an animal hidden in an appropriate setting and then the next page shows the animal revealed as the background is faded away.
Although there are several books about camouflage available these days, I liked this one for its straightforward, no-nonsense presentation. It is also recommended by the National Science Teacher’s Association.
Activities to use with this book:
BrainPop Jr. has some camouflage information and activities
Reading level: Ages 5-7
Publisher: Heinemann Raintree Educational Books (September 2010)
Another book in the series:
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