Reviews for Hidden in the Grass

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 August/September
This series contains information on the habitats, living habits, life cycles, and special traits about the featured animals. Large, colorful, and dramatic photos of animals in the wild, combined with text, give basic information. Small boxes offer reasons for special body features of the animals portrayed. Captions and information blocks are easy to read with vocabulary suitable for primary readers. Thought-provoking questions further the child's understanding of the content. This series would be a welcome addition to an elementary library. Glossary. Index. Sherry Lamb, Librarian, John Paul II Catholic School, Houston, Texas [Editor's Note: A fourth title, Hidden in the Trees, was not seen by our reviewer.] RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 2-5--Each title describes how both predators and prey use camouflage and why some animals can change their color to hide more successfully. Special attention is given to how camouflage helps young animals survive. The focus is on the techniques rather than on individual creatures; most of them are covered in two or three sentences, though some receive longer treatment on spreads. The text is broken up into small chunks and arranged with multiple full-color photos on each page; sometimes the layouts border on being too busy. Every book includes several "Hide and Seek" photographs where readers try to find the hidden animal, but many of the photos don't show the animals camouflaged. The "Notes for Parents and Teachers" at the end of each volume contains extension ideas.

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