The World of Weird Animals: Pink is for Blobfish {Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals} by Jess Keating

Summary: "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. "Readers will never look at pink the same way.

Release Date: February 2016
Age Group: Chidrens, Middle Grade, Curious Minds
Source:Purchased at Scholastic Book Fair
Reviewed By: Nat, The Boys & The Mob

This such an odd little book! I profess that I love all things pink but this blobfish made me re-think that claim.

That fish is the eye-sore eye-candy eye-catcher. When I picked this up at the book fair I had about 5, 1st graders swarm me and ask "What is that?!" It had to be a winner, so I snatched it up and was tempted to peek at it before I got home but I got distracted by about 900 other books. It was a Book Fair, come on.

This book is a fact book and can be very versatile based on the audience. I read it to The Boys first and they were interested in the pictures and the fact column about the animals. They couldn't sit still for the fun animal story so we gawked at the pictures and then read the facts and talked about how crazy this or that fact was and then moved on.

I also had The Mob give it a go. Of course I don't have to read anything to them and just got to watch and listen. They loved the pictures of the nasty little pink creatures and had all kinds of funny comments "hey it looks like youuuu!" "do you think we could catch one?" They took turns reading the animal fats and stories and were pretty interested with all of the text. In the end they gave me accusatory looks and asked if I bought the book just because it was pink...

My response: Maybe. You know you liked it and you all wear pink underwear and I think you are all related to the BLOBFISH. *Blobfish relation as in they are all laaazzzzzzyyyyy little monsters. They are not ugly.

Overall this is a fun book and I learned about several animals that I had never knew existed. This would be a fun addition to a classroom library or for those curious little minds that just like to know the facts.

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