Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!

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by Bob Barner
     
 

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A parade of irresistible penguins—from climates warm and cold—swim, slide, and waddle across the pages of Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! The enticing combination of bright, playful collage artwork and simple, rhyming text, plus illustrations of all 17 penguin species make this an ideal choice for the youngest readers.

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A parade of irresistible penguins—from climates warm and cold—swim, slide, and waddle across the pages of Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! The enticing combination of bright, playful collage artwork and simple, rhyming text, plus illustrations of all 17 penguin species make this an ideal choice for the youngest readers.

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Publishers Weekly

Like his Dem Bonesand Dinosaur Bones, Barner's straightforward primer about all things penguin is anything but pedagogical. In fact, the rhyming verse resembles more of a lyrical lesson ("Cold penguins huddle close with penguin heat to share./ Daddies warm fragile eggs with tender, special care"). For those more familiar with Arctic penguins, Barner sets the record straight: that the black-and-white birds can live in both cool and warm climes. He divides his opening spread into a cool blue backdrop on the left and a warm golden setting on the right (with matching accents on the yellow-eyed penguin of New Zealand). Horizontal spreads make the most of icy landscapes and coral reefs, with collage elements introducing brightly colored starfish, and gray watercolor wash underscoring the Arctic chill. Splashy images of penguins at work and play range from those eluding predator seals to a sleepy penguin floating with its parent. At story's end, a "Penguin Puzzler" reveals answers to some of the more confounding questions ("Why do penguins look the way they do?"), while a "Penguin Parade" identifies their many types and habitats. Whether or not readers are penguin aficionados to begin with, they will likely end up knowing more than when they started. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
Colorful collages depict plump penguins performing a plethora of penguiny pastimes-tobogganing into the ocean, cuddling for warmth, honking to attract a mate. Barner's simple rhyming text presents a variety of the birds-those that delight in Antarctic cold and others that bask in Galapagos sunshine, some that lay eggs in burrows, and others that nestle their eggs on the tops of their leathery feet. Some facts fill the facing pages (such as "What do penguins eat?" accompanied by cut-outs of squid, fish, and krill), and a final spread proffers a parade of all 17 species, including data on global location, size, and weight. This effervescent effort will be just the thing for youngsters not yet ready for Gail Gibbons's informative Penguins! (Holiday House) or the more sophisticated rhymes of Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (Harcourt, both 1998).
—Patricia ManningCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452104072
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
20
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Meet the Author

Bob Barner was born in Arkansas, grew up in the midwest and now lives in Northern California. He graduated from The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He has worked as an art therapist and an art director at several advertising agencies and design studios and has also assisted Al Capp with the writing and drawing for the popular comic strip Li'l Abner. Barner works with pen and ink, watercolor, cut and torn paper as well as three dimensional materials.

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Penguins Penguins Everywhere 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. The pages are too small to really enjoy and are grouped instead of single sheets. I'd really like a refund.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg wat? Also can we move the camp cuz im getting locked out of all the resukts
CEM1111LOVE More than 1 year ago
nice colorful pictures, lots of information about penguins, and sweet descriptions
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to cats res 4
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I dun liek it. It don mak sens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is so bad. I was going to get it for my little brother who loves penguins but after the sample no.
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