Hidden Creature Features
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!
|Kindergarten - Grade 3
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Millbrook Press ™
|Number of Pages
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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- Dogwood Readers Award Finalist
“Page layouts are designed to first hint at the featured adaptation. When the page is turned, an intriguing body part is revealed, accompanied by an accessible explanation of how that part is used by the animal to eat, maneuver, defend, or attack.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“Young readers will love the question-and-answer format of the book as they turn pages and reveal surprising features . . .This book would interest young animal lovers, and it would be a helpful tool in teaching new and lesser-known facts about the world’s animals. Reviewer Rating: 4” —Children’s Literature
“[G]ood choice for primary science units emphasizing diversity in the animal world.”—Booklist
“High marks for presentation and showy cast alike.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews