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About Penguins: A Guide for Children
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Children's - Preschool-2nd Grade, Age 3-7 
READABILITY
2.5 
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48 p. ; 
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Features many layers of information. The main text provides a general survey of the defining traits of penguins. The illustrations and captions provide additional details, such as the names of different types of penguins and their habitats. At the book's conclusion, each illustration is presented in a smaller format with a very detailed paragraph of explanation. As a result, the book provides options that will keep readers coming back to it for a few years.
Publisher Summary
A gorgeous first glimpse into the natural world of penguins from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About... and About Habitats series.

"An essential tool for capturing the attention of any elementary level student!" --NSTA Recommends


In this addition to the acclaimed About... series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what penguins are, their diversity, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of penguins, from the Adélie to the Rockhopper to the Emperor. An afterword provides more details.

About Penguins is part of the award-winning About... series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

Awards:

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association

Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award (Honor Book, Beginning Non-Fiction) ―Maryland Library Association

Keystone to Reading Book Award (Nominee) ―Keystone State Reading Association

North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

South Carolina Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians
 
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