Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
7 to 10
Grades:
2 to 8
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
03/2007
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-090-9
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
950L

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About the Book

Overview

A new edition to the acclaimed Strange and Wonderful series. The seventeen species of penguins come in all sizes and are fascinating in many other ways. The little blue penguin, the smallest, stands about sixteen inches high, and the emperor penguin, the largest, stands almost four feet tall. Some penguins are named for how they look, such as the black-footed penguin, while others are named for where they live, such as the Galapagos penguin. Laurence Pringle's informative book, with stunning illustrations by Meryl Henderson, introduces young readers to the life and behavior of one of nature's most remarkable birds.

Reviews

"Filled with enough interesting facts that even penguin fans will find out something new." Booklist

"Enthusiastic and wonderfully informative, this will grab readers and listeners alike." Kirkus Reviews

"Will satisfy report writers and browsers alike. . . . [A] wealth of information, from pooping to parenting, presented in an engaging, accessible narrative." School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Strange and Wonderful series and the Secret Life series, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

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Meet the Illustrator

Meryl Henderson

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.

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