The Frozen March of Emperor Penguins
From the Set Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom
Gives readers an up-close look at the great lengths emperor penguins go to in order to raise their young. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.
- Fast Facts
- Laying an Egg
- Waiting Game
- Diving In
- Think About It
- To Learn More
- Selected Bibliography
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.9|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9|
A Review of "Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom" in Booklist
A double-page spread of fast facts kicks off this account of emperor penguins’ famous 100-mile walk to their antarctic breeding grounds. The narrative text is easy to read, feeling like a story rather than standard nonfiction. Four chapters zero in on the adult penguins’ march inland to mate and lay eggs; the transfer of the egg to the father’s brood pouch, where it will hatch; the parents’ tag-team jaunts to the ocean to feed; and the growing chicks’ eventual foray into the icy waters. Plentiful photos of fuzzy chicks and regal adults add to the book’s appeal, but the text doesn’t sugarcoat the dangers these birds face, such as the threats of starvation and predation. An incredible journey in the Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom series.
Author: Beth Bence Reinke
Beth Bence Reinke is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition from Penn State University. She uses her background in education and pediatric nutrition to help kids learn about healthy eating. Beth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a children’s author, a magazine writer, and a columnist for her favorite sport, NASCAR.