Masters of Disguise

9781634404211. MATTERN, Joanne. Super Strength. ISBN 9781634404259.ea vol: 32p. (Animal Superpowers). further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. Red Chair. Jan. 2019. Tr. $23.99.
Gr 4–6—Each title examines the unusual features of six different animals. After an opening page comparing animals to superheroes, four-page profiles examine how one particular attribute helps each animal, along with a bit about physiology. Additional information about habitat or physical features is sometimes included. The use of broad generalizations, without delving into variations between species, can be misleading: it's true that chameleon color change can be related to disguise, for instance, but other causes are more common. A mixture of full-page photos and smaller insets provide useful images of the animals in action. Most, but not all, capture the highlighted feature effectively. Small cartoon drawings add a light touch without being too intrusive.
VERDICT This series contains fun facts with minor flaws.

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