Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating, with illustrations by David Degrand

Published by Alfred A. Knopf 

Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKCGtE693T4

Summary: If your list of pink animals begins and ends with “flamingo”, you need to take a look at this book. And if you think pink is a dainty, girly-girl color, check out the photos of the pinktoe tarantula and the dragon millipede.  Not to mention the blobfish, recently voted the ugliest animal in the world by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.  Each two-page spread includes a full-page photo and the name, species name, size, diet, habitat, predators and threats, and some fun facts.  End matter includes a glossary, list of further resources, and a color-coded map that shows where each animal lives.

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.

One thought on “Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating, with illustrations by David Degrand

  1. As a fan of all kinds of critters in general, I’m really looking forward to reading this book. It sounds like it’s a fun, engaging approach too.

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