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READ KINDLE Á Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals ¿ Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom Some people think pink is a pretty color A fluffy, sparkly, princess y color But it s so much Sure, pink is the color of princesses and bubblegum, but it s also the color of monster slugs and poisonous insects Not to mention ultra intelligent dolphins, naked mole rats and bizarre, bloated blobfish Isn t it about time to rethink pink Slip on your rose colored glasses and take a walk on the wild side with zoologist Jess Keating, author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, and cartoonist David DeGrand A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids,TheAmbassador to Young People s Science and Nature books is unquestionably the blobfish Shelftalker Readers will never look at pink the same way Publishers Weekly I ll be honest I was completely fascinated and slightly weirded out, when I first saw the Pink is for Blobfish cover TheI read about the book, thecurious I became to learn just what a pink blobfish was, and just what other pink creatures may exist in our world Zoologist author Jess Keating walks readers through a number of familiar and unfamiliar pink shaded creatures, including the naked mole rat, the pinky pygmy seahorse and the pink fairy armadillos For each animal, Keating de I ll be honest I was completely fascinated and slightly weirded out, when I first saw the Pink is for Blobfish cover TheI read about the book, thecurious I became to learn just what a pink blobfish was, and just what other pink creatures may exist in our world Zoologist author Jess Keating walks readers through a number of familiar and unfamiliar pink shaded creatures, including the naked mole rat, the pinky pygmy seahorse and the pink fairy armadillos For each animal, Keating dedicates a two page spread, including photographs, descriptions and fun scientific facts, all designed to challenge burgeoning young minds Though Keating makes her information friendly and accessible with cheerful illustrations that will engage readers into looking at these creatures with a different eye, she also challenges readers to think harder and deeper about what they re reading Her use of Latin names and terms like eusocial I wasn t even really sure what that meant will inspire curious readers to researchabout these animals, and about science in general All in all, this book is a winner all around Bottom line Jess Keating has written a enjoyable, educational and accessible book for young readers who are looking to better apply their love of pink and for science Highly recommend for all young readers, especially for those who are looking to learnabout unique creatures and explore their love of science Engagingly recounted, and even with a bit of gentle humour thrown in for good measure but not ever to the point of author Jess Keating s narrative becoming either silly or feeling artificial, of the humour taking over or taking the place of factual explanations and scientific information and above all and most appreciatively, exceedingly well researched and scientifically sound with each of the seventeen presented animal species having their common name, their Latin species name, size, diet, Engagingly recounted, and even with a bit of gentle humour thrown in for good measure but not ever to the point of author Jess Keating s narrative becoming either silly or feeling artificial, of the humour taking over or taking the place of factual explanations and scientific information and above all and most appreciatively, exceedingly well researched and scientifically sound with each of the seventeen presented animal species having their common name, their Latin species name, size, diet, habitat, predators and threats listed, as well as there being a location map, glossary and basic suggestions for further study and research included , Jess Keating s Pink is for Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals does in fact and indeed totally and utterly practice what the title claims and shows, namely presenting animal species that are pink in colour from insects to mammals, including the gelatinous and voted as the ugliest animal in the world blobfish, which I for one though do not consider all that ugly but kind of cute And as to David DeGrand s accompanying illustrations, while personally, I would tend to consider them a trifle too cartoon like and yes even a trifle too brightly and glaringly pink for my personal tastes, they do work very well with Jess Keating s text, with her narrative And considering the title Pink is for Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals and the fact that this is a book entirely devoted to pink hued animal species, DeGrand s illustrations do provide a fun and engaging as well as accurate in colour mirror and complement although I personally, have not paid all that much attention to the illustrations, very much and considerably preferring the photographs of the shown and described animal species to the cartoon like and kind of sillily fun pictorial renderings, but I can well imagine David DeGrand s offerings being a hit with the target audience, with older children from about the age of nine onwards.Now one of my GR friends Krista has lamented in her own review that flamingoes have not made the cut so to speak, that flamingoes are not featured as a pink animal species in Pink is for Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals However, there actually is a very good reason why flamingoes are generally NOT considered as bona fide pink animals by scientists, by zoologists even if the general public does often tend to see them, to consider them as being a pink hued bird, a pink animal species For flamingoes are born with grey feathers which only turn pink over time because of the type of food they consume, a brine shrimp and blue green algae that contains a natural pink dye canthaxanthin which slowly turns a flamingo s feathers pink and in areas where flamingoes do not consume this type of blue green algae and this type of brine shrimp, or do not consume as much, their feathers will of course be less pink and sometimes not even pink at all But that all being said, and while I in fact and from a scientific and zoologic point of view appreciate that Jess Keating has decided to NOT include flamingoes because really, flamingoes are NOT pink hued birds by nature but turn pink because of their diet , taking into account that many of us do tend to view flamingoes as the pink animal species, and especially the pink bird species par excellence, I really think the author should have at least mentioned why she has not included flamingoes in Pink is for Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals And truly, since the included roseate spoonbills like flamingoes also have their feathers turn pink because of the shrimp and algae they consume, why are THEY listed by Jess Keating, by the author, as a pink animal species, why are they included, when flamingoes are not And if Keating did not want to include two bird species which feathers turn pink due to their diet, if she did not want to include both roseate spoonbills and flamingoes in Pink is for Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals, she really should have in my opinion at the very least pointed out and mentioned in the section on roseate spoonbills that flamingoes also have their feathers turn pink due to what they ingest, due to what kind of food they eat I didn t know there were so many different pink animals in the world But what kind of a book on pink critters doesn t include the flamingo and the piggy Ok, so the animals in this book are all wild, so I ll excuse the piggy But the flamingo Is it because the roseate spoonbill was included, and that bird is too much like the flamingo except for the beak Anyway, I did learn quite a bit about the animals included here I have to agree that the blobfish is pretty ugly, but the picture in the I didn t know there were so many different pink animals in the world But what kind of a book on pink critters doesn t include the flamingo and the piggy Ok, so the animals in this book are all wild, so I ll excuse the piggy But the flamingo Is it because the roseate spoonbill was included, and that bird is too much like the flamingo except for the beak Anyway, I did learn quite a bit about the animals included here I have to agree that the blobfish is pretty ugly, but the picture in the book seems to be out of water, and somewhere I think I read that blobfish look different in the water not quite so ugly I could be wrong, though I do like like that the author provided information on threats to and predators of each animal Guess what s threatening most of them Habitat destruction people One thing I wish the author had included is a size comparison chart In the photos all the animals are shown the same size, yet if you look at the actual sizes stated on the right hand side of each 2 page spread, some are tiny, while others are huge For example, the Hopkins rose nudibranch looks so big in the photo, but it s really only 8 10 of an inch to 1.2 inches in length eentsy I was excited to read that a new species of river dolphin was discovered in 2014 I have a particular fondness for the pink river dolphins of theI was also interested to read that the naked mole rat had the ability to stay cancer free Having cancer myself, I d love to know their secret I had never heard of red uakaris What s interesting about them is that the pinker redder their faces are, the healthier and thereforeattractive to potential mates they will be One animal that was included that I didn t expect was the hippopotamus Apparently it oozes a pink sweat to protect itself from sunburn The most amazing critter in the book, however, was the pink fairy armadillo Now, most armadillos are pretty big, but this little thing is only 4 inches long, pink on top with white on the bottom, and kinda cute It looks like a cross between an armadillo, a mole, and a caterpillar I d love to see a book like this for other colors of animals Wouldn t that be fun I think young readers and older ones too will enjoy this book, even without the flamingo Recommended If you were to ask a roomful of students to play a word association game using the primary, red, blue, and yellow, and secondary, orange, green and violet, colors, will all their answers be the same Based upon their ages, past experiences and thinking processes certainly some answers will be identical For the same reasons many will be different Colors are attached to some powerful memories.If you were to throw out a shade made when adding white to a primary color such as pink, what will they If you were to ask a roomful of students to play a word association game using the primary, red, blue, and yellow, and secondary, orange, green and violet, colors, will all their answers be the same Based upon their ages, past experiences and thinking processes certainly some answers will be identical For the same reasons many will be different Colors are attached to some powerful memories.If you were to throw out a shade made when adding white to a primary color such as pink, what will they say Does pink remind them of cotton candy, cherry blossoms, roses, candy or cupcakes, flamingos, pigs or tongues I ll bet not a single one would reply with the title of this new book, Pink Is For Blobfish Discovering the World s Perfectly Pink Animals The World of Weird Animals series Alfred A Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children s Books, February 2, 2016 Zoologist Jess Keating How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, How To Outswim A Shark Without A Snorkel, and How To Outfox Your Friends When You Don t Have A Clue has authored one of the most captivating and fun nonfiction books of 2016.My full 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