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Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) Hardcover – February 2, 2016
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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
"The 2016 Ambassador to Young People’s Science and Nature books is unquestionably the blobfish." —Shelftalker
"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." —Booklist
"Readers will never look at pink the same way.... Keating maintains a casual tone while delivering intriguing details about each animal." —Publishers Weekly
"Bratz, Monster High, and their ilk have recently demonstrated that how much attitude pink can pack, but Nature has been onto this fact for quite a while. Keating rattles off seventeen creatures from land, sea, and air whose coloration punches a hole in pink’s girly-girl image." —The Bulletin
"Pink is for bubble gum and ballet slippers, sure, but it's also for blobfish, pinktoe tarantulas, pygmy seahorses, Amazon river dolphins [etc.] . . . A map and glossary are the pink icing on the pink cake. It's clearly time to rethink pink, people." —Shelf Awareness
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Top Customer Reviews
Pros: A unique approach to animal facts, written in an easy-to-read format that kids will enjoy. This is the first in a series called “The World of Weird Animals”.
Cons: I found the map a little difficult to use.