Living Color by Steve Jenkins

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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.

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Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated nearly twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eyepopping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and his books, visit
Published September 10, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Color becomes the organizing factor in this new exploration of the quirks of the animal world.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Living Color

At the end of the book there is more information about color adaptations and information about the animals featured in the book.

Oct 15 2007 | Read Full Review of Living Color

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