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The Penguin
     

The Penguin

by Angela Royston, Graham Allen (Illustrator)
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Each of these books consists of a simple narrative that follows a representative animal through a season, year, or several years. The narratives touch on habitat, eating habits, reproduction, and raising offspring. The text is followed by a ``More about . . .'' section, with a diagram of the animal's physical features and more technical information than the text contains. Unfortunately, the narrative does not indicate which words in the text are defined in the glossary. Thus, readers are likely to be confused by words such as holt and a penguin's crop. Also, the writing is sketchy. For example, in one paragraph of The Deer, the stag is one year old; two paragraphs later, ``The stag is now six.'' Adequate color illustrations accompany the text, but the pages are cluttered by the unnecessary, sometimes confusing addition of black-and-white sketches. In The Otter, one such drawing shows an otter and a fish moving through what appears to be the sky. More valuable introductory volumes include Emilie Lepthien's Penguins (Childrens, 1983) and Shaw's A Nest of Wood Ducks (Harper, 1976). --Kathleen Odean, formerly at San Rafael Public Library, CA

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ISBN-13:
9780824982461
Publisher:
Ideals Publications
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Series:
Animal Life Stories Ser.
Pages:
24
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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