Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering The World's Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess KeatingPink Is For Blobfish: Discovering The World's Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating

Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering The World's Perfectly Pink Animals

byJess Keating

Picture Books | February 2, 2016

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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 more.
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, 2016

"The 2016 Ambassador to Young People’s Science and Nature books is unquestionably the blobfish."
Shelftalker

"Readers will never look at pink the same way."
Publishers Weekly
Jess Keating is a zoologist-turned-author who writes with the sort of wisdom you can only get from multiple crocodile bites and skunk sprays. Jess has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and at the age of eight, she even started a library in her room (mainly so she could charge her brother late fees). In addition to...
Title:Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering The World's Perfectly Pink AnimalsFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 10.38 × 8.25 × 0.33 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553512277

ISBN - 13:9780553512274

Customer Reviews of Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering The World's Perfectly Pink Animals

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite kind of pink! I love turning the pink is for princesses paradigm on it's head. Science and pink are for everyone. Great format, images and facts all create a wonderful way to capture the attention of little scientists, and adults will learn something too.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jess Keating gets it... Pink is for the Weird and Wonderful I love this book - not only changing our definition of pink, it is gleefully gross, provocative and completely compelling! Kids will grab this book and be amazed to find out these creatures roam the earth. So much more exciting to see these strange and wonderful pink animals than the typical 20 animals that usually make it into picture books. There are so many ways to read this book. Jess Keating knows how to talk to children and David Degrand's illustrations will bring in even the most reluctant non-fiction readers too.
Date published: 2016-02-16

Editorial Reviews

"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