PENGUINS by Seymour Simon

PENGUINS

Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Striking color photographs, often filling a page or more, distinguish this addition to the extensive literature about penguins. Six different species are shown close up and in their natural habitat. The well-organized text describes where these appealing birds live; how they walk, feed and swim; their mating and chick-rearing; and predators, before going on to distinguish among the species and summarize modern threats. Direct references to the pictures on the facing page make this content easy for the youngest reader or listener to follow, although they may be confused by the statement that Gentoo penguins’ orange bill “sets them apart from other penguins” when the species illustrated before and after that page are also shown with orange bills. The author of more than 200 books for young readers, Simon packs a great deal of information into his relatively simple, smooth writing. There is no map but the end matter includes a glossary, index and suggestions for further reading, including websites about penguins and the Smithsonian, as well as other titles by the author. (Nonfiction. 4-7)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-028395-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Smithsonian/Collins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2007




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