A variety of rare blue species–from the blue lobster to the blue black bear–are rare and unique for a reason.
Travel across Earth to discover eight species that are blue in color and are either naturally rare, threatened, or endangered. Panoramic illustrations and a playful main text prompt a search for the blue species at hand, while the page-turn and informative sidebars zoom in to reveal a closer look at the species. There’s a lot to uncover about the Karner blue butterfly, blue black bear, blue whale, Quitobacquito pupfish, Cerulean warbler, blue lobster, Eastern Indigo snake, and big bluestem grass. A surprise ending celebrates that planet Earth is the rarest and bluest and must be protected for the sake of all.
Very informative, delightful color book (especially if for lovers of blue) with beautiful illustrations.
Alan Marks has been fascinated by space since watching the Apollo moon missions as a child. He is now the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>The People of the Town</i>, <i>High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs</i>, <i>Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle</i>, <i>Little Lost Bat</i>, <i>A Mother’s Journey</i>, and <i>Storm</i>, winner of the Carnegie Medal. www.marksonpaper.co.uk