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Is that a leaf or an insect? Children won't believe their eyes when they see these tricky creatures. From katydids that look just like leaves to three-toed sloths that blend in with tree bark, these animals are true masters of disguise. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text help children learn how some animals disappear from view in order to stay safe from hungry predators. Along the way, young readers will also learn about these animals' habitats, what they eat, and other ways, besides camouflage, that they stay safe. Just make sure that children keep a close eye on these crafty creatures. After all, it's no exaggeration to say "now you see them, now you don't!"

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Disappearing Acts (6 titles)
Cover: Emerald Boas: Rain Forest Undercover Emerald Boas: Rain Forest Undercover 4.2
Cover: Green Tree Frogs: Colorful Hiders Green Tree Frogs: Colorful Hiders 4.2
Cover: Katydids: Leaf Look-alikes Katydids: Leaf Look-alikes 3.7
Cover: Three-toed Sloths: Green Mammals Three-toed Sloths: Green Mammals 4.0
Cover: Tiger Sharks: Blue Blenders Tiger Sharks: Blue Blenders 4.1
Cover: Toco Toucans: Bright Enough to Disappear Toco Toucans: Bright Enough to Disappear 4.0
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Disappearing Acts
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781936087396, 9781936088447, 9781936089895
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 10 x 8
 

Disappearing Acts

Beginning readers will enjoy scoping out the camouflaged animals in this attractive nonfiction series. Eye-catching photographs show how even unlikely animals, such as tiger sharks and toco toucans, can hide in plain sight to avoid predators and capture their next meal. In addition to explaining why and how the featured animal stays camouflaged, each title describes the animal’s environment with an accompanying map, its diet, and its method of movement. Considerable attention is also given to the birth, parental care, and development of these camouflaged animals. A concluding “More Disappearing Acts” introduces other creatures that blend in with their surroundings. All six titles offer a picture glossary, bibliography, index, and Internet links. The dazzling photographs will grab students’ attention, while the simple yet engaging text will keep them reading. Recommended.

Disappearing Acts

Basic facts such as the subjects’ habitats, life cycles, anatomies, and survival techniques are explained… The glossy photos are the most appealing element of the series.

Disappearing Acts

The six books in this series by various authors introduce young readers to fascinating animals. Each has a reading level of grade 2 and an interest level for grades K–3. They are 24 pages in length, printed in full color, have reinforced library bindings, and are printed on recycled paper.The text is well organized into sections with support from a table of contents, a photo glossary, an index, additional information to “Read More” and “Learn Online,” and biographical notes about the author. The online resources included activities and links to organizations. Readers are encouraged to develop the science process skills of observation, measurement, classification, and so forth, and to integrate science content with other subject areas like social studies (map reading), ELA (writing), and math (calculating). Lots of compare-and-contrast questions encourage dialogue.I decided to “field test” one book by reading it to my preschool granddaughter before bedtime, and over the next few days of her visit she insisted that that we read the remaining five—in all cases more than once, and because of a genuine interest, not to delay bedtime. Many questions were generated about the fascinating animals as we read! An early reader could develop an appreciation of the printed word from these well-done volumes.

Disappearing Acts

The six books in this series by various authors introduce young readers to fascinating animals. Each has a reading level of grade 2 and an interest level for grades K–3. They are 24 pages in length, printed in full color, have reinforced library bindings, and are printed on recycled paper.The text is well organized into sections with support from a table of contents, a photo glossary, an index, additional information to “Read More” and “Learn Online,” and biographical notes about the author. The online resources included activities and links to organizations. Readers are encouraged to develop the science process skills of observation, measurement, classification, and so forth, and to integrate science content with other subject areas like social studies (map reading), ELA (writing), and math (calculating). Lots of compare-and-contrast questions encourage dialogue.I decided to “field test” one book by reading it to my preschool granddaughter before bedtime, and over the next few days of her visit she insisted that that we read the remaining five—in all cases more than once, and because of a genuine interest, not to delay bedtime. Many questions were generated about the fascinating animals as we read! An early reader could develop an appreciation of the printed word from these well-done volumes.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Full-color photographs