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How We Came To Be: Creatures of Camouflage And Mimicry

How We Came To Be: Creatures of Camouflage And Mimicry

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How We Came to Be: Creatures of Camouflage and Mimicry by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. A children's book that explores the lives of the creatures who use camouflage and mimicry to thrive. A great gift idea for any youngster who loves animal facts and learning new things.


Discover the stories and tricks behind some remarkable creatures who use camouflage and mimicry to not only survive, but thrive.

Uncover the secrets behind some of the natural world's most unusual creatures. Find out about the chameleon who changes colour to communicate with its friends, the burrowing owl who copies the sound of a fiercer animal to protect itself from threats, and the harlequin filefish that has come to smell like coral to blend in with its surroundings.

You'll be amazed by how these clever creatures use disguise and imitation to find food, send out warning signals and, most of all, avoid predators!

Hardback, published on 27th of September 2023 by Lothian Children's Books

 About the Author:

Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Newcastle, NSW, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others.

Sami's first book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and the Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers. It was a CBCA Honour Book and was shortlisted for an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children and longlisted for the ABA Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards. Her second book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, was a CBCA Honour Book, an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children, won an Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers and was shortlisted for the Children's Indie Book of the Year 2020. The final book in the series, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and longlisted for Children's Indie Book of the Year Award. Sami's most recent book is How We Came to Be: Surprising Sea Creatures.

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