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Jan 01, 1998
| ISBN 9780823415168
| 4-8 years
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Jan 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780823415168 | 4-8 years
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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.
Learn all about the wonderful waddling water bird in this Penguins board book from acclaimed science writer for kids Gail Gibbons.From noble emperior penguins to macaroni penguins with their bushy eyebrows, this board book has everything a toddler might need to know about the 17 species of these waddling, flightless bird. They can leap up to 6 feet onto icy rocks and swim in freezing water because of their waterproof feathers. Males huddle together to protect themselves and eggs from the harsh winter, while the females go hunting.With her signature combination of accessible, kid-friendly text and bold illustrations, Gail Gibbons also introduces new readers to conservation efforts to save penguins from habitat pollution and other dangers.
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the… More about Gail Gibbons
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