|Pink is for blobfish : discovering the world's perfectly pink animals (World of weird animals)|
Author: Keating, Jess
An informative introduction to the weirdest, wildest, pinkest creatures in the animal kingdom.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 6.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 187561
Kirkus Reviews (11/15/15)
School Library Journal (12/01/15)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2015 Gr 1–4—Keating explores 17 animals, including amphibians, insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals from around the world—all of them pink. The cover alone, which depicts a glossy pink blobfish against a matte black background, will attract plenty of attention, and the subject matter will hold it. The first page, with text in neon pink letters against a black background, teases, "Think you know pink? Think again." Among the animals covered are the naked mole rat, the pinktoe tarantula, and the roseate spoonbill. On each spread, Keating introduces a different strange and fascinating creature; included are a full-body photo, a funny cartoon illustration, a brief paragraph of information, a listing of basic facts, and a high-interest inset, all contrasted against a variety of vibrant backgrounds. A range map is included on the final spread. VERDICT A popular addition for larger collections or those in need of materials on nontypical animals.—Carol S. Surges, formerly at Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 12/01/2015 Rather than focusing on a region or behavior, this book of weird creatures is uniquely organized by color. And not just any color, but “fluffy, sparkly, princessy” pink, and if you are anticipating cute and cuddly, you are way off the mark. Nearly all the rosy animals collected here are bizarre, from the ugly, flesh-colored blobfish and the bristly hairy squat lobster to the delicate pink fairy armadillo, which resembles a long toenail atop a feather duster. The roseate spoonbill, Amazon river dolphin, and pink sea star are the most recognizable of the bunch, but they are quickly overshadowed by the likes of the orchid mantis and Hopkins’ rose nudibranch. Each two-page spread pairs a full-color, close-up photo of the creature with an approachable paragraph describing some of its key features, a fascinating fact (“Antilles pinktoe spiderlings are bright blue when they hatch”), and an at-a-glance rundown of basic facts. The comical tone makes this particularly inviting, and DeGrand’s cartoonish illustrations only add to the fun. A playful introduction to the kookier corners of the animal kingdom. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.