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Title:
Penguins
Author:
Stone, Lynn M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of penguins.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 64230.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy032/2001006589.html
ISBN:
9780876149072
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Penguins are unable to fly and comically clumsy on land, but become graceful swimmers as they slip smoothly through the water. Found along coasts and islands throughout the cold waters of the Southern Hemisphere, the 17 types of penguins range in size from just 10 inches to over 4 feet tall. Explore the fascinating world of penguins and discover what can be done to help these beautiful birds survive.


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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
Glossary
Index