Hidden Animal Colors

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Why should the bright and flashy animals get all of the attention? If you look closely at some seemingly ordinary animals, you may find a colorful surprise. A lizard is brown. A hippo is gray. But wait! The lizard has a blue tongue to scare predators, and the hippo has pink “sweat” that protects it from the sun! Brilliant photos accompany author Jane Park’s rhyming nonfiction text in this playful exploration of animals’ hidden colors.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF051050, JNF013020, JNF003000
Dewey 591.47/2
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level N
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed

Author: Jane Park

Jane Park is the author of the acclaimed children's book Juna's Jar and an award-winning podcast and TV/ video producer. While producing a wildlife TV show, she was surprised to discover that beavers have orange teeth — even though they are a beloved animal in Canada, where she grew up. Jane lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her online at janeparkbooks.com.


School Library Journal

“Encouraging students to look closer and appreciate the ways color functions to help animals survive and thrive, this title would make a wonderful read-aloud for a unit on animal adaptation and innovation.”—School Library Journal