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Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals

By Jess Keating. Published in 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf

Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom!

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.

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26 thoughts on “Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals

  1. Ecole Mallaig school

    This book was really interesting and I learned a lot about pink animals. All though the blob fish sure is gross, it’s all slimy.

  2. Hillhurst School

    This book is a book about many pink animals like a blobfish. It has many facts about those animals like habitat, predators and things it eats. At the back, it has a map of the world and shows where those pink animals are home to.

    It is superior to other books on topic because it explained it in a fun way. The writing style was really easy to read and clear.

    The theme of the book was obvious because when you look at the cover you can tell that it is about animals.This book raised a topic which is animals that are pink.

    Pink Is For Blobfish helps us understand that we need to be more aware of animal health

    In conclusion, I think that Pink Is For Blobfish is a good book and a good way to learn about pink animals. I would give this book an 8/10 because it was really clear and it had a lot of useful information. I think that Jess Keating did a good job talking about pink animals in a fun way. I recommend this for age 8-12.

  3. Hillhurst School

    Pink is for Blobfish is a book written by Jess Keating about the worlds forgotten pink animals such as the Blobfish, Pygmy Seahorse, and many more. It tells you where the animals live and other information about them in detail.

    I think the pictures are the most interesting part because they show you how the animals look very clearly. I believe all students from grade 2-5 should read this book because it increases children’s knowledge about animals and how some are extinct. The text style is obvious and easy to read. It talks a lot about extinction which is a problem in our world. The theme is obvious because it talks a lot about pink and animals. The pages are neatly organized and there is a huge variety of animals. There is also a map at the end to show where the animals live so you can see if any live near you! The purpose of this book is to teach young children about pink animals and the purpose of the book has been achieved and I highly recommend reading it.

    This book is a great book and you should read it if you want to.

  4. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    When I saw the pink dolphin i loved it, and there was something about 2014. There was a naked mole rat. Pink spider, pink sea horse, and a bl ob fish.

  5. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    I liked the pink hippopotamuses and pink star fish. There was a amazon river dolphin and a blob fish. The book was cool, gross, and creepy but it was good.

  6. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    I like the pink Amazon river dolphin because it is so cute. I love the book because all of the animals . I like the baby hippopotamuses it is so cute . The blob fish is so funny I think all the animals are funny and cute. I think the pictures are most of the animals interesting because they all look so cool. pink is my favorite color. When it got to the blob fish everybody stared to say yuck.

  7. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    i love the amazon river dolphins.I like the baby hippopotamuses.The blob fish are funny but kinda gross at the same time.The pink dolphins are so cute and pretty.I have never saw animals pink but never a hippopotamuses. I saw animals that ware suppose to be pink. But most of them are cute. But i like that book. people laughed at that book.When it got to that blob fish everybody stared to say yuck. Pink is my last favorite color!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hillhurst School

    “Pink is for Blobfish” is a book that teaches us all about pink animals like hippos, and I didn’t even know blobfish existed! Pinktoe tarantulas, Orchid mantises, Pygmy seahorses, Roseate spoonbills, Amazon river dolphins, Pink fairy armadillos, Southern blind snakes, Hopkins rose nudibranchs, Naked mole rats, Pink sea stars, Pink slugs, Pink land iguanas, Dragon millipedes, Red uakaris, and hairy squat lobsters along with Blobfishes and Hippopotamuses are pink in this book.

    I liked this book, because it told me about animals. I prefer adventurous books because they have a lot more action than these non-fiction books. Nonetheless, I liked it. “Pink is for Blobfish. Discovering Perfectly Pink Animals”

  9. Wildwood School

    It was smart to make a book about all the creatures that are pink and were they live.I love how they tell you about their facts thats why I’ll rate it 7/10.

  10. Hillhurst School

    I really enjoyed Pink is for Blobfish! It has a lot of humor and really teaches me about new animals. I’ve got to admit, I only knew like three of the animals. The book is really detailed and includes basically everything I need to know; name, species name, size, diet, habitat, predators and threat. It also has fun facts. I also think that the book will quickly spread the word, that animals are going to become extinct!? I never even knew there were so many pink animals, to fill up a perfect children’s book! I especially like the back of the book where it just describes pink!

  11. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    i liked the book but it was gross. all of them because it had like slime in it it was so gross. and i like the book but don’t love it but its really good.

  12. Grande Cache Municipal Library and Sonrise Christian School

    I thought it was cool because everything was pink the thing I did’t like about it is that big or small insects.

  13. General Stewart school - Wyatt

    I personally dont like non fiction books but this one was different! I liked how it gave just the right amount of information so you didn’t get bored or you dont have enough. it was great!!!

  14. Aurora-Sophia

    I gave this this book Pink is for blobfish 4 out of 5 stars because it was kind of gross and really weird, but still I really liked it what I loved about this is that it was true facts not fake. I had a couple of questions but they got an answer.Overall it was a very cool interesting and an awesome book.

  15. Aurora

    I think this book was awesome because all the different pink animals my favorite was the pink mantis what was yours I give this book 11 out of10


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