Spring 2023

Hidden Creature Features

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

Some animal features are easy to see—long tails, large wings, patterned fur, or sharp beaks. But look closer—you might be surprised by what you find!

A penguin’s sharp beak hides a textured tongue that helps it grip fish. A red-eyed tree frog has a golden eyelid that covers its eyes so it can see predators while it sleeps. A platypus fends off predators with a venomous spur. Rhyming text and eye-catching photos offer an up-close look at lots of fascinating hidden creature features!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF003000, JNF051150, JNF042000
Dewey 590
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Guided Reading Level N
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Starred Reviews



“[G]ood choice for primary science units emphasizing diversity in the animal world.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“High marks for presentation and showy cast alike.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

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.

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