From the Series Science Behind the Colors

In this book, early fluent readers will learn how chameleons use colors to camouflage themselves, heat themselves with sunlight, and even show their emotions. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about chameleons, their habitat, behaviors, and science behind their amazing, bright colors.

An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about chameleons using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Chameleons also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Chameleons is part of Jump!’s Science Behind the Colors series.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$26.99 $18.95
$35.00 $26.25
$31.14 $23.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
BISACS JNF003190, JNF051050, JNF003000
Dewey 597.95
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level J
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Science Behind the Colors - Reviewed by Booklist (Booklist Top Ten)

Ever wonder how animals came to possess their particular pigments? The answers to these colorful mysteries are revealed in these early readers, which take a unique approach to animals science.

Science Behind the Colors - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Bright, clear photos fill the pages of this series, while text is divided into easily digestible chunks of three or four sentences. Many of the photos have labels or small “Did You Know?” text boxes that offer additional facts. Each title also includes an infographic, such as a diagram of blue-footed boobies’ mating dance or a map of where mandarinfish live. An activity at the end of each book directs readers to research life cycles or observe how food coloring changes a stalk of celery. Those who wish to learn more may use the “Fact Surfer” website to access more resources. VERDICT An engaging series useful for lessons on animal adaptations or pleasure reading for animal lovers in general.