STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

now you see themNow You See Them, Now You Don’t
by David L. Harrison; illus. by Giles Laroche
32 pages; ages 5-9
Charlesbridge, 2016

opening:

List of words
ghost crabs know:
danger, freeze,
blend, slow,
look, run,
stop, go.

This is not just a book about creatures that hide; it’s a book of poetry. And that makes it perfect for this month, because April is National Poetry Month.

Flip through the pages and you meet ghost crabs, mice, walking sticks, crab spiders, birds, and more. Some hide by blending in with their background, others find hiding places.

What I like about this book: the cut-paper illustrations that are intricately detailed. Suckers on the octopus’s tentacles, flower and leaf details on plants, scale texture on the snake… and the layers that can be achieved with papers. I also like the back matter: five pages of more info about the animals featured in the poems.

Head over to Archimedes Notebook for some hands-on book-related activities.

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Author: Sue Heavenrich

I write about science and environmental issues for children and their families.

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