Ages 6 to 10 years. This beautiful book explains the how and why of camouflage. It looks at camouflage as colors, patterns, and textures that some animals have on their bodies to protect them from predators. It also shows how other animals use camouflage to hide as they hunt for prey. Camouflage is a difficult concept, but this book presents it in a way that is accessible to even the youngest readers. This book provides children with detailed information about: How some animals are camouflaged by their shape, as well as their colours; Why animals need camouflage; Why baby animals may have different camouflage than their parents; How some animals that fly or swim are camouflaged by countershading.