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Where Else in the Wild?

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Did you find that sneaky orchid mantis hiding on the cover?

This book is full of similarly sly species-and they're all hiding in plain sight. Think you've spotted one? Lift the flap to find out!

Each of the camouflaged creatures on these pages, from chickadees to crayfish, is disguised for a reason. Some are on the prowl for prey, while others hide from hungry predators. Dis
Hardcover, 50 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Tricycle Press (first published September 8th 2009)
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Dec 12, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
This was a fun book with beautiful photographs of animals at their camouflaged finest. My niece enjoyed the book more than my nephew did, but both of them had fun looking for the animals hidden in their environments.

Neither child had the interest or the patience to listen to the poems that accompanied each animal's page, so evenutally I just quit reading those. I also quickly abandoned my attempts to read the interesting information that was provided about each animal. The act of looking for the
Aug 04, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: ellie, mom
Good book showing how animals can camouflage themselves in nature and if you look close enough you might just see a little treasure that God created....krb 8/4/16
Oct 02, 2012 Kyle rated it really liked it
This is my award winning book which got the Monarch award.

This is a nonfiction book that reveals information about animals that camouflage themselves to hide from their prey. I truly enjoyed this book because I could see many uses out of it. The book is multidimensional because on each page is a poem about a camouflaged animal, and there is a picture where you try and find the animal. Also, if you open up the flap, there is detailed information about the animal. The poem is great because it uses
McKinzie Elton
If I read aloud poetry once a week to my students, I would use one or two of these poems to read aloud to my class. My lesson plan would be as follows:

Introduce students to the poem that you prepared on chart paper by reading the title. In this example, read aloud the title of the poem, "Firefly."

2. Have students predict what they think the poem is going to be about. Students may share their predictions with a partner, within the large group, or by writing them down on a sticky note and placin
Jan 17, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a wonderful book with three different layers of content to educate and entertain. The book contains twelve pages of hidden animals that are cleverly camouflaged, as only nature can. Accompanying the photos are fun and informative poems, often filled with puns and subtle humor that give clues to the identity of the creature hidden in the photo. And finally, inside the fold out page, is a lengthy description of the animal, with information about its habitat and its particular coloration.

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Nov 23, 2009 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature, animals
Where Else in the Wild? is a book of clever photographs with camouflaged animals hidden among the world in which they reside. Each photograph contains a clue written as a poem. The camouflaged animal is revealed by lifting the page.
The poems are delightful. My favorite has to be “Ambushed.” The information about the animal is expounded upon on once the reader opens up the oversized page. Each animal selected is fascinating and remarkable.

A bit:
“If there were Olympic Games for underwater camoufl
Jul 09, 2012 K.C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Schwartz, D.M. & Schy, Y. (2009). Where else in the Wild? More Camouflaged Creatures Concealed...and Revealed. Berkeley: Tricycle Press.

category: informational, participation, poetry, engineered books (foldout pages)

A Where's Waldo of camouflaged animals. Amazing photographs by Dwight Kuhn show the animal completely hidden in its surroundings. These are coupled with clever poems filled with clues about the animal. Open up the page to see the animal in plain view with the background faded and
Jun 02, 2010 Kapila rated it it was amazing
Combine a book with flaps that reveal previously camouflaged creatures going about their ho-hum life outdoors, and you have a storytime winner! Kids loved trying to solve the "puzzles" of where the creatures were - and for those who weren't so brave, there was always the anticipation of the flap that opened up to reveal the now-you-see-it critter photos. The book works also because of the many different sorts of poems - they keep the text side of the book short enough that younger children can ...more
Michele Farmer
Sep 30, 2013 Michele Farmer rated it it was amazing
This book is lots of fun as children try to guess where insects and small animals are hidden in large, colorful photographs. Descriptive poetry accompanies each photo, offering clues to help identify the camouflaged creature. The reader opens a flap to reveal the hiding spot and discovers interesting facts about the animal or insect and how it survives using camouflage. Fascinating to look at again and again, and although recommended for grades K through two, older kids and adults loved it just ...more
Drew Paige
Apr 22, 2011 Drew Paige rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
I loved this poetry collection about camouflaged creatures. The illustrations are a seek and find and would be a great visionary tool to help children see a picture in a picture. It is a great way to learn about creepy crawlers!
Sep 20, 2012 Ratforcekids rated it really liked it
If you like nature books, you're going to love Where Else in the Wild! You can share the "ear-tickling" poems with the whole family while searching the "eye-tricking" photographs for the featured creature.
Jul 18, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
This sequel is as good as the first. Poetic clues, great photography and interesting facts. Who wouldn't love the gecko on the cover?
Aug 04, 2012 Vj rated it liked it
You need the rest of the title: "More camouflaged creatures concealed ... and revealed" to understand what this book is about. Includes poems and photos that would be fun to share with a child.
Jenna 11-12
Nov 29, 2011 Jenna 11-12 rated it liked it
# 1: It's got a liitle bit of mystery to it's photography.

# 2: It has so many fact's about all the animals involved.

# 3: It was neat to lean of so many cretures I have never seen before.
Mar 18, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-books, non-fiction
fantastic non fic about camouflaged animals, great to use during outreaches and storytime to let the kids see if they can pick out the camouflaged animal, its really fun!
Julie scully
nice combination of poetry and non-fiction with great photographs of animals hidden in the wild. pages lift to reveal the highlighted creature's hiding places.
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Enjoyed just as much as "Where in the Wild."
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