Mr. Blue

Children - Animals
30 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2013
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Author Biography

Priscilla Whitaker currently lives in Georgia. She loves nature and taking pictures of the world that surrounds her. As a survivor of a terrible dog attack, Priscilla is grateful for every day and views each new sunrise as a treasure and gift from God. Priscilla has combined her love of story telling and photography to produce her first book,
Mr. Blue, a beautifully presented exploration of the daily life of a Great Blue Heron. Mr. Blue was released April 19, 2013.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

This is a first book by Priscilla Whitaker. In "Mr. Blue," we are introduced to a great blue heron who occupies space at a local pond. We first learn how the heron got his name. The child listener then learns about the physical characteristics of Mr. Blue and how those assets are adaptive to meeting the bird's needs for shelter and food. We then learn just how the heron catches his meal and just what that meal is. The importance of the bird's habitat is explained, along with what the bird might do if company is present. We also learn how Mr. Blue cares for himself so that he will live a safe and protected life.

The author has made this an interactive book by asking the listener questions which allow the child listener to feel a sense of connection to Mr. Blue and his environment. The reader can ask the children a series of questions which will certainly allow the child participant to remember more details about Mr. Blue and at the same time, feel a sense of interaction with the bird. The pictures in the book are absolutely beautiful. The actual pictures of the bird performing certain activities help to facilitate the child's understanding of the story and also helps to hold the child's interest. This book will appeal to preschoolers and those in Kindergarten. Also, first graders might use it as a reference source for a short report. A lovely book for children.