Synopses & Reviews
From the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature style. The animals range from old favorites like the pink flamingo, to rare and fascinating creatures such as the long-wattled umbrella bird and the ringed caecilian. He explores the reasons for each animal's bright colors, from attracting a mate to camouflage. This book is fun, fascinating, and beautiful!
Jenkins has created a striking tour-de-force in this picture book that follows a climber on his way up the imposing face of Mount Everest. Illustrations.
In this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest - exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain. Travel along and learn what to pack for such a trek and the hardships one may suffer on the way to the top. Avalanches, frostbite, frigid temperatures, wind, and limited oxygen are just a few of the dangers that make scaling this peak one of the most extreme physical challenges one can experience. To stand on the top of Mount Everest is to stand on top of the world. With informative text and exquisitely detailed cut paper illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins brings this extreme journey alive for young adventurers.
About the Author
From the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature style. The animals range from old favorites like the pink flamingo, to rare and fascinating creatures such as the long-wattled umbrella bird and the ringed caecilian. He explores the reasons for each animal's bright colors, from attracting a mate to camouflage. This book is fun,and#160;fascinating, and beautiful!"The phraseology is immediate and inviting...filled with lively, digestible tidbits...This will easily lure browsers in a range of ages..."Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Jenkins once again astounds...the combination of easy-to-understand language and gorgeous illustrations makes this a prime choice for any young animal enthusiast's collection." --Publishers Weekly,starred review
"Another amazing work by a master illustrator."School Library Journal,starred review
"It's difficult to imagine a science topic better suited to picture-book form than this one, which offers a pageant of the most stunning, vividly hued creatures on the planet. ...From the pink fairy armadillo to the purple deep-sea dragonfish, readers will be fascinated by the panoply of critters that often seem the stuff of fairy lore, and educators will applaud the clever concept of presenting survival adaptations as a biological fashion show." --Booklist,ALA
"Color becomes the organizing factor in this new exploration of the quirks of the animal world. Jenkinsand#8217;s design, always striking, reaches the heights of inspiration with this offering... guaranteed to be a browserand#8217;s delight." --Kirkus Reviews
"The bookand#8217;s real highlight, though, is Jenkinsand#8217;s cut-paper collage: his animals are dazzling -- vibrantly colored and detailed. For each of the featured animals, further information -- size, habitat, and diet, among other facts -- is provided in the end matter. There Jenkins also answers questions like and#8220;How is animal color created?and#8221; Thatand#8217;s a godsend, because itand#8217;s definitely the sort of thing curious young readers will ask" --Horn Book
"The illustrations are done in Jenkins' signature medium...richly colored and brilliantly designed. This is a grow-with-me book." --Tampa Tribune
"Jenkins blends his trademark collage illustrations with snappy facts."--The Washington Post
"A terrific book for elementary schoolers." --Providence JournalSteve Jenkins has written and illustrated nearly twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor bookWhat 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 www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.