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Penguins
     

Penguins

by Diane Swanson
 

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The world of penguins is in Antarctica. That's a whole world away from ours. It's a world of cold ocean waters. Unlike other birds, penguins have solid bones that make it easy for them to dive and swim. Their strong flippers allow them to fly through the water, searching for food.

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The world of penguins is in Antarctica. That's a whole world away from ours. It's a world of cold ocean waters. Unlike other birds, penguins have solid bones that make it easy for them to dive and swim. Their strong flippers allow them to fly through the water, searching for food.

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Children's Literature
This book from the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series explores the world of penguins. Chapter one, "World of Difference," explains the ways penguins differ from other birds, as well as the various types of penguins. Chapter two, "Where in the World," describes the various climates and places that penguins inhabit. Chapter three, "Water World," explains how penguins' bodies make them the best swimmers in the bird world. Chapter four, "World Full of Food," describes how penguins catch food for themselves and their young. Chapter five, "World of Words," explains the various sounds penguins use to communicate with each other. Chapter six, "World of Eggs," describes the different places penguins use to lay their eggs and how they protect those eggs until they hatch. Chapter seven, "New World," describes the birth and early life of penguins. Numerous photographs, a glossary, and various facts sprinkled throughout the book make this a lively and entertaining way for children to learn about penguins. 2004, Gareth Stevens, Ages 7 to 10.
—Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552854501
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Welcome to the World of Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
912,970
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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