Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas

Written by Elizabeth Shreeve, Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

An extremely informative picture book, Out of the Blue makes the complex subject of evolution easier for children to understand. Where did the first animals come from? Is a hippopotamus related to a dolphin? Why do some animals live in the ocean? Darling, colorful, and unique illustrations, ranging from prehistoric microbes to the blue whale, cover each page. As you explore the artwork you can read different facts and labels to learn even more. Each page will capture your attention long after you’ve read all the text. The book ends with illustrations of animals of all different kinds, reminding the reader of the connections that human and animal life, both on water and on land, have to each other.

Reviewed by Heidi Reed, Media Clerk, Morningside Elementary
Review shared in June 2021
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-5

Author Website (with learning activities): https://elizabethshreeve.com/
Illustrator Website: https://www.frann.co.uk/

Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas
Written by Elizabeth Shreeve, Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
Candlewick Press
32 pages
Release Date: May 11, 2021
ISBN: 9781536214109
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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