This book is suitable for ages 6-12. In the animal world, the easiest way to avoid being eaten is to avoid being seen. "What are Camouflage and Mimicry?" examines animals that use unique colourisation to avoid their predators - or to sneak up on prey! So highly developed is the camouflage of some animals, that they are virtually impossible to see. The examples include: spots and stripes that blend into the shadows; bright colours that warn of toxic poisons; animals that look like rocks, plants, or even other animals; and, animals that can change colours to blend into virtually any background.