Blue in Nature
From the Series Colors In Nature
In Blue, young readers will learn about plants, animals, and rocks that are blue. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover where they can see colors in the natural world.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify different shades of blue, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the color blue online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Blue also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Blue is part of Jump!'s Colors in Nature series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Series||Colors In Nature|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Guided Reading Level||F|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||161672|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
Books about colors tend to be, you know, colorful, but this book is really colorful. Double-page spreads are simply awash in rich shades of orange, depicting such naturally found plants and animals such as carrots, birds, tigers, lilies, and much more. With each example, Rustad asks why the particular shade exists. “I see a sunset. Why is the sky orange? Dust makes it look orange.” Though some answers are less satisfying (“It is ready to be picked” may not be scientific enough for young minds curious about pumpkins), this is nonetheless a welcome second level of complexity. Back matter includes a chart of shades—a nice touch, considering the impressive panoply, from pale octopus peach to deep orange butterflies. The whole Colors in Nature series is worth consideration. — Booklist
School Library Journal
Readers will be eager to spot colors after finishing these volumes. Parents and teachers are encouraged to introduce terms by using the covers and the picture glossaries, important nonfiction elements that are well designed in this set. The clean layout contains clearly identified photos of plants, animals, and other natural objects. Responses to the recurring question, “Why is it. . .?” are simple. For example, the answer to “Why is it orange?” in regard to a pumpkin is “It is ready to be picked.” Some examples, such as purple sand and cacti, seem a stretch. An attractive page devoted to four shades of the featured color could encourage students to find additional variations. Complexities, such as why a color can sometimes frighten potential predators and at other times provide camouflage, are not considered. –School Library Journal