Outlines the varied worldwide habitats, differences, and common traits of all kinds of penguins.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 2-4Schlein provides a broad view of the penguin by looking at the habitats and physical traits of 18 different species. Rockhoppers, royals, emperors, and marconis are described in two pages of text with full-color photographs and a sidebar that lists distinguishing traits, height, and weight of the specific penguin. The layout is oddly unbalanced with too much white space on some pages, which makes the text seem cramped. However, this is a good overview of the entire penguin family. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Looking at Penguins (Holiday, 1993) and Lauritz Somme's The Penguin Family (North-South, 1995) are for a slightly older audience.Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
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