Monday, August 24, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: Where Else in the Wild?

Oooh... camouflaged animals!! Always a big topic hit with the kiddos at the library and this new one is filled with brilliant photographs, accompanied by cute poems and tons of facts about these unique animals and insects.

The text is done by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy (the poems and the factual info) and the photographs were taken by Dwight Kuhn. We get a true taste for what it's like for predators of insects such as the orchid mantis, white bodied and shaped like an orchid leaf, allowing it to successfully hide on the orchid flower.

Other cool inclusions into the book include the snowshoe hare that blends into the white snow in the winter and his coat turns brown in the summer, the leaf insect looking just like the leaves it lives on, and the scorpion fish that blend into rocks. Neat!

Where Else in the Wild? blends poetry, search-and-finds, life-the-flaps, beautiful photos, and educational facts into one very nice book, great for library shelves. Poems are simple and short, fact sections concise and easy to understand. Could be combined with nature walks, searching for some of your own camouflaged animals in the wild.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Thanks to Tricycle Press for the review copy!

Where Else in the Wild?
David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy
40 pages
Tricycle Press
September 2009


Abby said...

Oooh! I didn't know this was coming out! Thanks for posting about it. I loved the first one (and our library kids did, too).

Amanda said...

I think the actual publishing date is September 8th...I never saw the first one, but loved this one!

Tif said...

What's the first one? I think this one looks amazing and my son would love it. I'm definitely adding it to my list!!