Now you see them, now you don't! By showing the same creatures in two different settings, this full-colour, illustrated story book brings out the detective in young readers. They can investigate the role of protective colouration – nature’s own camouflage – for crickets, bumblebees, beavers, spiders and spotted green frogs around the world. The vivid examples encourage children to closely examine the characteristics of hidden creatures that may be looking back at them, whether from the pages of this book or in their own backyards.
Looking for Animals is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F–3 while encouraging them to become avid readers.
The I Wonder Why series is a set of science books created specifically for young learners who are in their first years of school. The content for each book was chosen to be appropriate for youngsters who are beginning to construct knowledge of the world around them. These youngsters ask questions. They want to know about things. They are more curious than they will be when they are a decade older. Research shows that science is students’ favourite subject when they enter school for the first time.
These books explore the marvels of animals, plants and other phenomena related to biology. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator. After completing a science activity, rereading or referring back to the book and talking about connections with the activity can be a deepening experience that stabilises the learning as a long-term memory.