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Hiding in Forests
This title covers these subjects: Forest animals., Animal defenses., Camouflage (Biology).
Hiding in Forests
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Heinemann First Library

Hiding in Forests

What would be the best way for an animal to hide in the forest? To look like the forest! This title introduces readers to forest habitats and the animals that live and survive there using camouflage. Readers will discover what physical traits enable these animals to blend into their surroundings so they can hide from predators.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile Level570L
ATOS Level3.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #137120
BrandHeinemann First Library
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 8 11/16"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $27.99 School/Library Price

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NSTA Recommends - Karen Timmons

"This book provides information on adaptations that go beyond just camouflage. As part of a series of primary leveled readers, it is a valuable resource for teaching the concepts. Each of the eight books in the series highlights a different ecosystem and the animals adapted to thrive in it. Because all the books in the series use the same format, navigating is easy. Hiding in Forests begins with a simple definition of a forest and differentiates between a temperate and boreal forest. Although camouflage is the feature highlighted, it is not the only form of adaptation discussed. Unique behavioral adaptations are included. For instance, readers will learn that not many predators will eat a brightly colored lady, remembering that it gives off a bad smell. They will also learn about the tawny frogmouth of Australia, which positions itself during the day to appear to be a branch. The combination of environment, behavior, and body forms makes for some fantastic adaptations. Unlike others in this series, this book does not have a map to help students locate forests. This book is no substitute for taking young learners outside into their local environment to look for adaptations of animals and plants. It does, however, open the door to understanding that animals all over the world must adapt to survive in their ecosystems. Strategies are given to help young students read and understand the book and to help primary teachers. Each page has one to three sentences in a large black print, which is appropriate for primary students. There is a contrasting explanation box overlapping each photo, and page numbers are highly visible for use with groups of students. Science terms that may challenge a student’s reading level are accompanied by phonetic spellings. Highlighted glossary terms are limited, making it less likely that younger students will be overwhelmed and helping them focus. Camouflaged animals are expertly hidden in photos and uniquely revealed. An identical photo is on the next page depicting the animal against a contrasting gray-and-white background. This helps even the youngest students to distinguish the animal's physical characteristics. Giving the students enough time to examine the photographs may tempt them to turn the page to find the animal revealed. Each book in this series explains one unique ecosystem and highlights animals that have adapted to that environment. The entire series helps students to understand the importance of adaptation to survival in diverse ecosystems. – Karen Timmons, Educator NSTA Recommends 3/18/2011 Website" - NSTA Recommends

March 18, 2011

Arlington Independent School District - Ann Whatley

"The concept of camouflage is briefly explained as well as what makes a forest. A section called "Find the Forest Animals" provides two photos of each animal as well as a description. The first photo is in color and the second photo is in black and white except for the camouflaged animal so that it is clearly revealed. Information is very basic making this an appealing book for younger readers. –Ann Whatley, Butler School Arlington Independent School District 2/6/2011" - Arlington Independent School District

February 6, 2011

Norfolk Public Schools - Pat Wilson

"This book explains how animals use camouflage to hide from their enemies. It tells you that some animals stand out and cannot hide. The text is simple and the photos are excellent. – Pat Wilson, Mary Calcott Elementary School Norfolk Public Schools3/16/2011" - Norfolk Public Schools

March 16, 2011