Living Color by Steve JenkinsLiving Color by Steve Jenkins

Living Color

bySteve Jenkins

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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"Jenkins once again astounds . . . the combination of easy-to-understand language and gorgeous illustrations makes this a prime choice for any young animal enthusiast's collection." - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewFrom the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature style. The animals range from old favorites like the pink flamingo to rare and fascinating creatures such as the long-wattled umbrella bird and the ringed caecilian. He explores the reasons for each animal's bright colors, from attracting a mate to camouflage. This book is fun,&nbspfascinating, and beautiful!
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?. His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, masterful, and irresistible. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. Visit w...
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Title:Living ColorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054757682X

ISBN - 13:9780547576824

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Editorial Reviews

The phraseology is immediate and inviting? filled with lively, digestible tidbits? This will easily lure browsers in a range of ages? " Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Jenkins once again astounds? the combination of easy-to-understand language and gorgeous illustrations makes this a prime choice for any young animal enthusiast's collection." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Another amazing work by a master illustrator." School Library Journal, starred review"It's difficult to imagine a science topic better suited to picture-book form than this one, which offers a pageant of the most stunning, vividly hued creatures on the planet. ? From the pink fairy armadillo to the purple deep-sea dragonfish, readers will be fascinated by the panoply of critters that often seem the stuff of fairy lore, and educators will applaud the clever concept of presenting survival adaptations as a biological fashion show." - Booklist, ALA"Color becomes the organizing factor in this new exploration of the quirks of the animal world. Jenkins's design, always striking, reaches the heights of inspiration with this offering? guaranteed to be a browser's delight." - Kirkus Reviews "The book's real highlight, though, is Jenkins's cut-paper collage: his animals are dazzling - vibrantly colored and detailed. For each of the featured animals, further information - size, habitat, and diet, among other facts - is provided in the end matter. There Jenkins also answers questions like 'How is animal color created?' That's a godsend, because it's definitely the sort of thing curious young readers will ask" - Horn Book "The illustrations are done in Jenkins' signature medium? richly colored and brilliantly designed. This is a grow-with-me book." - Tampa Tribune "Jenkins blends his trademark collage illustrations with snappy facts." - The Washington Post "A terrific book for elementary schoolers." - Providence Journal "