{"id":4489795764303,"title":"Rare and Blue","handle":"rare-and-blue","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/constance-van-hoven\"\u003eConstance Van Hoven\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alan-marks\"\u003eAlan Marks\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLet's go on a different kind of treasure hunt.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTravel around the globe to discover eight species that are blue in color and 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 each species.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere's a lot to learn about the Karner blue butterfly, the blue black bear, the blue whale, the Quitobaquito pupfish, the cerulean warbler, the blue lobster, the eastern indigo snake, and big bluestem grass. A surprise ending celebrates our Earth: the rarest and bluest of them all!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/red-alert\"\u003eRed Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/will-we-miss-them\"\u003eWill We Miss Them? Endangered Species\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/can-we-save-them\"\u003eCan We Save Them?\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spread\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/rare-and-blue-spread.jpg?v=1583169019\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConstance Van Hoven, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eConstance Van Hoven received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She is the author of \u003cem\u003eThe Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota \u003c\/em\u003eand \u003cem\u003eHello! 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The opening pages, for example, show children on the hunt for a patch of lupine, where they find Karner blue butterflies, which have been largely squeezed out of their habitats by human development. Next, it’s off to an oasis pond where, readers are told, Quitobaquito pupfish live —they’re now found in just one pond in the U.S., though they were once much more common. Covered in a similar way (i.e., habitat description followed by endangerment details) are the cerulean warbler, eastern indigo snake, bluestem prairie grass, blue bear, and blue whale, with extra facts about each, a general glossary, and an explanation of words related to endangerment closing the work. The short but pithy details about each species will be enough to pique children’s interest to learn more, and the dreamy watercolor images of beaches, ponds, and animals—the blue whale illustrations are especially striking—make this a gorgeous read.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe color blue can be found all throughout nature, including birds, lobsters, prairie grass, and the Earth itself. This picture book examines familiar creatures and their many shades of blue. The narrative takes readers on a journey, starting with a field of Karner blue butterflies and ending in space with an aerial view of Earth. Each spread uses simple prose and spotlights a new animal or aspect of nature. A paragraph of text provides facts, such as an animal’s scientific name, details about its habitat, or its classification as an endangered species in the wild. The artwork complements the text well, adding detail to the animals, wildlife, and outdoor settings as if readers were looking at realistic scenes recreated from photographs. The humans that are depicted throughout are mostly seen from a distance but are both white and non-white. The back matter includes categories of species, a glossary, additional facts, and a selected bibliography. 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She is the author of \u003cem\u003eThe Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota \u003c\/em\u003eand \u003cem\u003eHello! Minnesota. \u003c\/em\u003eShe lives in Boseman, Minnesota. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/constance-van-hoven\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Constance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAlan Marks, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlan Marks is the illustrator of many books for children, including \u003cem\u003eDaring Dozen,\u003c\/em\u003e Boston Globe – Horn Book honor book \u003cem\u003eA Mother's Journey\u003c\/em\u003e, and Carnegie Medal winner \u003cem\u003eStorm. \u003c\/em\u003eHe lives in Kent, England\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alan-marks\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Alan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDescribing all the endangered flora and fauna of the U.S. is a Herculean task, and this book illustrates our country’s multitude of rare plants and creatures by narrowing in only on blue ones. 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The short but pithy details about each species will be enough to pique children’s interest to learn more, and the dreamy watercolor images of beaches, ponds, and animals—the blue whale illustrations are especially striking—make this a gorgeous read.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe color blue can be found all throughout nature, including birds, lobsters, prairie grass, and the Earth itself. This picture book examines familiar creatures and their many shades of blue. The narrative takes readers on a journey, starting with a field of Karner blue butterflies and ending in space with an aerial view of Earth. Each spread uses simple prose and spotlights a new animal or aspect of nature. A paragraph of text provides facts, such as an animal’s scientific name, details about its habitat, or its classification as an endangered species in the wild. The artwork complements the text well, adding detail to the animals, wildlife, and outdoor settings as if readers were looking at realistic scenes recreated from photographs. The humans that are depicted throughout are mostly seen from a distance but are both white and non-white. The back matter includes categories of species, a glossary, additional facts, and a selected bibliography. VERDICT Filled with dreamy watercolor images of nature and bite-sized information to encourage thoughtful reflection, this title is a solid purchase for elementary nonfiction collections, especially where nature and life science texts are popular.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/rare-and-blue-cover.jpg?v=1582043555\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/rare-and-blue-cover-hires.jpg.zip?4276\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/rare-and-blue-learning-guide.pdf?v=1598895792\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Learning Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/rare-and-blue-activity-kit.pdf?v=1598895788\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-097-5\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-849-4\u003c\/span\u003e EPUB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5–9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 48\u003cbr\u003e10 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Rare and Blue

By: Constance Van Hoven / Illustrated by: Alan Marks

Let's go on a different kind of treasure hunt.

Travel around the globe to discover eight species that are blue in color and 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 each species.

There's a lot to learn about the Karner blue butterfly, the blue black bear, the blue whale, the Quitobaquito pupfish, the cerulean warbler, the blue lobster, the eastern indigo snake, and big bluestem grass. A surprise ending celebrates our Earth: the rarest and bluest of them all!

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Constance Van Hoven, author

Constance Van Hoven received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She is the author of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota and Hello! Minnesota. She lives in Boseman, Minnesota. 

Read more about Constance.


Alan Marks, illustrator

Alan Marks is the illustrator of many books for children, including Daring Dozen, Boston Globe – Horn Book honor book A Mother's Journey, and Carnegie Medal winner Storm. He lives in Kent, England

Read more about Alan.

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Describing all the endangered flora and fauna of the U.S. is a Herculean task, and this book illustrates our country’s multitude of rare plants and creatures by narrowing in only on blue ones. The opening pages, for example, show children on the hunt for a patch of lupine, where they find Karner blue butterflies, which have been largely squeezed out of their habitats by human development. Next, it’s off to an oasis pond where, readers are told, Quitobaquito pupfish live —they’re now found in just one pond in the U.S., though they were once much more common. Covered in a similar way (i.e., habitat description followed by endangerment details) are the cerulean warbler, eastern indigo snake, bluestem prairie grass, blue bear, and blue whale, with extra facts about each, a general glossary, and an explanation of words related to endangerment closing the work. The short but pithy details about each species will be enough to pique children’s interest to learn more, and the dreamy watercolor images of beaches, ponds, and animals—the blue whale illustrations are especially striking—make this a gorgeous read.

School Library Journal

The color blue can be found all throughout nature, including birds, lobsters, prairie grass, and the Earth itself. This picture book examines familiar creatures and their many shades of blue. The narrative takes readers on a journey, starting with a field of Karner blue butterflies and ending in space with an aerial view of Earth. Each spread uses simple prose and spotlights a new animal or aspect of nature. A paragraph of text provides facts, such as an animal’s scientific name, details about its habitat, or its classification as an endangered species in the wild. The artwork complements the text well, adding detail to the animals, wildlife, and outdoor settings as if readers were looking at realistic scenes recreated from photographs. The humans that are depicted throughout are mostly seen from a distance but are both white and non-white. The back matter includes categories of species, a glossary, additional facts, and a selected bibliography. VERDICT Filled with dreamy watercolor images of nature and bite-sized information to encourage thoughtful reflection, this title is a solid purchase for elementary nonfiction collections, especially where nature and life science texts are popular.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-097-5

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-849-4 EPUB

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Ages: 5–9
Page count: 48
10 x 10

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