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Living Color

Jenkins, Steve

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Living Color
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Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink--animals can be startlingly colorful. Why are they found in so many shades, tints, and hues? From the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, award-winning author/illustrator Steve Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature style. Living Color explores a range of animals from old favorites like the pink flamingo to rare and fascinating creatures such as the long-wattled umbrella bird and the ringed caecilian. How do the brilliant feathers, scales,shells, and skin of these animals help them survive? Find out in this strikingly beautiful book how animals use color to warn predators, signal friends, attract a mate, or hide from their enemies.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
ISBN: 0618708979
9780618708970
Branch Call Number: J591.472 J418L 2007
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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Budding young naturalists (and artists!) will be fascinated by this book, which provides intriguing information about and stunning cut-paper collage illustrations of a wide variety of colorful creatures in shades of red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, and pink. Gloriously lifelike images of animals - from the common yellow wild canary to the exotic green leafy sea dragon or purple long-wattled umbrella bird - are organised by color, and the easily understood text explains the source, purpose, or message of each animal's hue.

Picture books newsletter February 2013. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Newsletters/

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