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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Review: Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics

Ever wondered how the most amazing creatures survive urban life? To simply discover them at your feet without you noticing them and to remain perfectly hidden – almost like an invisibility cloak?

Australian Artist, author and illustrator Marc Martin introduces us to 12 of the most elusive animals. Who use their powers of camouflage to disguise themselves from our ever-watchful eyes.

Each animal featured, presents an array of fascinating facts. The challenge for the reader is trying to discover them in their natural habitat.

This is the perfect book for intrepid explorers and budding conservationists as they learn about each animal, their special skills and the eco systems they inhabit.

Learn about the defensive farting of the Brown Vine Snake or the Mimic Octopus who can imitate approximately 15 different sea creatures to protect itself from predators – very impressive.

Or my favourite is the Ornate Wobbegong which is a species of shark who could probably benefit from having a haircut (as they have beards and whiskers) and can walk on water.

This book celebrates nature and the amazing ability of animals who are smarter than we give them credit. Exploring the natural habitat in search for these animals will keep readers fascinated and engaged. However, some of us are still searching for these stealthy creatures within these pages – now it’s your turn to find them.

Title: Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics
Author/Illustrator: Marc Martin
Publisher: Penguin Australia, $26.99
Publication Date: 30 March 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760895891
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Non-Fiction