Baby Penguin's First Waddles

By Ben Richmond (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book



Baby Penguin's First Waddles

by Ben Richmond
“An attractive penguin book for children in the primary grades.” Booklist
What happens after a baby penguin emerges from her egg? Follow her journey and find out!

Meet a penguin chick and see how she grows. Developed in tandem with the American Museum of Natural History, and featuring stunning photography in the penguin’s Antarctic home, this nonfiction picture book captures the first few months of a baby penguin’s life and her transformation into adulthood. With fun and engaging text, Baby Penguin’s First Waddles is sure to delight animal-loving kids.
This book is a continuation of our AMNH series, which includes Wolf Pups Join the Pack and Baby Dolphin’s First Swim.
“It’s fall in Antarctica. An emperor penguin lays an egg and passes it to her mate, who keeps it safe and warm for two months, until she returns to feed the hatching chick. The parents continue to hunt in the ocean and regurgitate food for their growing penguin. In summer, the fledgling learns to swim and forage for herself. By fall, she’s an adult. A typical page in this large-format book includes a color photo accompanied by a line or a paragraph of text. Vetted by the American Museum of Natural History’s ornithology collections manager, the narrative text provides an appealing structure for basic facts about penguins and the stages in their life cycle. The level of information provided is on target for young penguin-lovers but, as often happens in illustrated penguin books, the color photos steal the show. Drawn from many sources, they offer views of penguins standing or waddling on land, tobogganing down icy hills, and swimming in the ocean. An attractive penguin book for children in the primary grades.” —Booklist

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Pub Date: 1/2/2018

ISBN: 9781454927013

Price: $16.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Science & Nature | Picture Books |

Age Range: 3 to 9

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 30

Series: First Discoveries