Red Eyes or Blue Feathers

Dewey: 591.47/2
This title covers these subjects:  Animals -- ColorAnimal behaviorAnimals

Red Eyes or Blue Feathers: A Book About Animal Colors (Hardcover)

by Patricia M. Stockland

Picture Window Books
Describes how animals survive in the wild by adapting their colors to the environment that they live in. Animals shown include a red-eyed tree frog, a polar bear, a red fox, a seahorse, a killer whale, a macaw, a black rhinoceros, a jewel beetle

Reading Level: K-2
Interest Level: K-2
Accelerated ReaderATOS Level: 3.3
AR Points: 0.5
AR Quiz Number: 85812

ISBN:  9781404809314 / 1-4048-0931-7
Publisher:  Picture Window Books
Brand:  Nonfiction Picture Books
Copyright: 2005
Language: English
Page Count:  24
Page Dimensions:  11 x 9
Binding:  Reinforced Library Binding

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2006 Oustanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12


Science & Children, "Can You See Me Now?" - Christine Anne Royce

Stockland uses the question, “What’s the best way to survive in the wild?” to explain how an animal’s coloration helps it survive in its native environments. The author discusses different animals, ranging from a rhinoceros to a polar bear to a macaw, so that young readers will have an opportunity to explore how an animal’s color assists it in survival.

January 1, 2010

Science & Children

What's the best way to survive in the wild? The book opens with this question and then explains how an animal's color serves as a structure for survival in its environment. Many animals and their habitats are described, so your readers will become familiar with the function of survival. Questions, Fun Facts, Glossary, Index, and Resources.

March 30, 2006

Library Sparks - Diane Findlay

Stockland shares the beauty and usefulness of animal colors in gorgeous cut-paper illustrations. Two-page spreads feature animals and their surroundings, and note how color figures prominently in their lives.

November 1, 2009

NSTA Recommends

The Animal Wise series explores animal patterns, behaviors, habitats, colors, and shapes. Colorful digital illustrations accentuate animal adaptations. These books support content standards while they encourage students to stretch their informational reading skills. Each topic is introduced in the same way. An animal is introduced, an adaptation is described, and a unique attribute is portrayed. The structure of the text is easy to read for beginners, yet contains plenty of information for intermediate elementary readers. Pointy, Long, or Round investigates animal shape adaptations. Children discover that a porcupine’s sharp quills frighten predators and a leafy sea dragon uses its body shape as camouflage amidst the seaweed. Nine shape adaptations, from the giraffe to the mongoose, are described. Each book in the Animal Wise series closes with three questions about the animals. Children may respond by pointing to an illustration, making this an excellent read-aloud for primary students. "Fun Facts," a glossary, Internet resources, and additional books are also included for further information or research. The array of adaptations presented in these colorful books will capture students’ attention and spark interest in a variety of animals.

April 30, 2001