by Gail Gibbons


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An illustrated introduction to those wonderful waddling water birds!

Living only in the southern hemisphere, there are seventeen different kinds of penguins.  With bright watercolor illustrations and kid-friendly language, Gail Gibbons introduces these black and white birds, describing where and how they live, what they eat, and how they hatch their young.  

An exploration of the egg-laying and chick-raising habits of the emperor penguin is also included, describing how these large penguins take care of their babies in extremely cold temperatures, working together to look after one large egg at a time.

Readers will also learn about threats to penguin populations, and what conservation efforts have been made to help preserve them.  A collection of penguin facts is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823415168
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 268,768
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."  Ms. Gibbons has published more than 100 informational titles, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterflies, all fully vetted by experts. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.  She lives in Vermont.

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Penguins 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
smorales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot from this book so I know kids would learn a lot and love reading it. There are 17 different types of penguins and they are only found in the southern hemisphere. Penguins store thick layers of fat to help keep them warm. Perfect book for a science lesson on penguins.