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  • Published: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781580896108
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Poems About Creatures that Hide



A collection of clever poems introduces animals that use camouflage in order to find (or avoid being) dinner.

Find me
if you can…
for if you
don’t,
I’ll be here
tomorrow…
you
won’t.

Animals and insects use camouflage to hide from hunters or to ambush prey. Stealth is a very useful technique when it comes to survival. In this fun and informative collection of poems, we meet animals such as the polar bear and the octopus; the ghost crab and the copperhead snake; and many more that use camouflage to hunt or to hide.

Giles Laroche’s intricate cut-paper illustrations are beautiful and life-like. Readers will have to look carefully or run the risk of a hunter sneaking up on them.

Back matter offers additional information about each of the nineteen animals.

  • Published: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781580896108
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

David Harrison

David Harrison, a Sydney-based design journalist and stylist, has been contributing to Australian interiors magazines since 1999 and has seen his work published in numerous titles including Belle, VogueLiving, RealLiving, InsideOut, Habitus, Design Quarterly and The Weekend Australian magazine. He also contributes to Indesignlive and the Powerhouse Museum's D*Hub blog.

After many years reporting on the Milan Furniture Fair, he developed the Design Daily blog (designdaily.com.au) where he posts on global and local design trends. It is subscribed to by design aficionados worldwide.

In this book he brings his knowledge of design detail, how spaces work, the way furniture and artwords contribute to the success of a space and the practical aspects of working with white interiors.

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