Cover image for Penguins
Stone, Lynn M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Company, [1998]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
630 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 26252.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 3 Quiz: 35103 Guided reading level: K.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Clearfield Library QL696.S473 S75 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Crane Branch Library QL696.S473 S75 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Elma Library QL696.S473 S75 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Anna M. Reinstein Library QL696.S473 S75 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
City of Tonawanda Library QL696.S473 S75 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Penguins are strange birds.Instead of flying, they use their wings to help them swim.Found only south of the equator, penguins live on Antarctica and the islands that surround it, in Australia, and even in Africa.You may have seen a penguin in the zoo and thought they were funny--they waddle when they walk and honk like a donkey when they talk.Discover the delightful world of penguins through beautiful, and often humorous, photographs and clear text.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. This entry in the Early Bird Nature Book series has a number of great features to help youngsters comprehend and retain information. A beginning section lists 11 crucial words and asks kids to try to discover the meanings as they read. (They can all be found in the glossary, as well.) Another effective technique is the use of a question in the photo caption at the head of each chapter. For example, the caption for a photograph of a waddling penguin reads, "Penguins are clumsy when they walk on land. But they are good swimmers. Can penguins fly?" In an ending section for adults, Stone suggests various ways of using questions throughout the book and offers a number of related activities involving maps, the index, and even a calculator. These helpful features, combined with the large type and plentiful photographs, make this an appealing pick for beginning researchers. --Lauren Peterson

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4--Because of their brief texts and beautiful color photographs on every other page, these small-sized introductions to four different birds will attract browsers and casual readers. Not intended to be inclusive, they provide an overview and introduction to the life-cycles and habitats of their featured subjects. The texts are pared down, with no wasted words--except for the Latin names, which are of questionable value to this age group. Important concepts are printed in bold, followed by a definition, and then repeated in a glossary, with pronunciation guides, and the index. Although brief, Pelican does include a funny, well-known verse: ``A wonderful bird is the Pelican,/ His bill will hold more than his belican''. Each book includes a page with information about the effects of pollution upon the birds' habitats. Four books that will be helpful for young readers' assignments.--Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Unusual Birds
The Penguin Family
Built for Sea and Land
Finding Food
Life in Penguin Colonies
Raising Penguin Chicks
Penguins at Risk

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