Featuring stunning photography, Mr. Blue invites children into the vibrant world of a Great Blue Heron. The story of Mr. Blue delights, engages, and educates children about his playful personality and natural habitat. Fishing in a pond, balancing on one leg, and playing hide-and-seek are just some of the activities Mr. Blue can do while spending the day at his pond. Join him on the banks of his pond as you explore the watery world of this amazing bird.
Priscilla Whitaker currently lives in Georgia, and loves nature and taking pictures of the world that surrounds her. For the past thirty years she has worked as a teacher, aide, and director for a children's daycare. She enjoys reading to children and especially using dialogic methods to help them delve deeper into a story. Priscilla has combined her love of storytelling and photography to produce her first book, Mr. Blue, a beautifully presented exploration of the daily life of a Great Blue Heron.
I am often asked if Mr. Blue still comes to my pond. I believe so! Adult Great Blue Herons look alike. However, the Great Blue Heron I see has his favorite fishing spots and comes at certain times during the day.
When I photographed Mr. Blue he was a juvenile. This bird is full grown. His speckled neck is now a solid grey and he has beautiful plumes. He doesn't allow me to get as close any more but I still manage to take some nice photos.