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Science Behind the Colors

Series of 12 titles

Why are flamingos pink? How does a blue-footed booby use its blue feet? Find these answers and more about some of nature’s most colorful creatures in Science Behind the Colors. Each book highlights a specific animal, detailing how and why the animal gets its colors, how so and if they change, and what purpose the colors serve. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, sidebars, photo labels, an activity, glossary, and index.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Blue-Footed Boobies Blue-Footed Boobies
Cover: Chameleons Chameleons
Cover: Flamingos Flamingos
Cover: Mandarinfish Mandarinfish
Cover: Poison Frogs Poison Frogs
Cover: Sea Slugs Sea Slugs
Cover: Cuttlefish Cuttlefish New! Spring 2022
Cover: Frilled Lizards Frilled Lizards New! Spring 2022
Cover: Goldfinches Goldfinches New! Spring 2022
Cover: Mandrills Mandrills New! Spring 2022
Cover: Parrots Parrots New! Spring 2022
Cover: Rainbow Boas Rainbow Boas New! Spring 2022
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Dewey 594-599.8
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level J
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Science Behind the Colors

Photographs in this series showcase the colors of various animals in beautiful detail. Easily understood text explains the causes of and reasons for the colors, such as camouflage, mating display, or even as a warning to enemies. Nonfiction features include labels on the photos, “Did You Know?” text boxes that offer extra details, maps, diagrams, and a glossary for helpful terms.

Tips for parents and teachers start each book by suggesting ways to help young readers with their comprehension before, during, and after reading. There is also a hands-on activity that may be done with simple materials from around the house, like coffee filters, markers, or string. And, as with all Jump! titles, readers have access to a curated list of websites through the “FactSurfer” link.

VERDICT: These are a recommended purchase for any library; perfect for readers who can’t get enough animal books.