Try balancing an egg on your feet for two months in the Antarctic! The story of the world's most devoted dad—now in paperback with CD. (Ages 5-8)
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Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!
Back matter includes an index.
About the Author
Martin Jenkins hates cold weather and so has boundless admiration for Emperor penguin dads. While not a father himself—although an uncle and a godfather many times over—Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist with The World Wildlife Fund and other environmental agencies.
Jane Chapman says she has wanted to paint pictures of penguins ever since her honeymoon when she visited a Scottish zoo and saw penguins waddling along on parade.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Emperor¿s Egg tells the story of what the male Emperor penguins endure to ensure the safety of their unborn during the difficult winter months in the Antarctica. I found this book to be absolutely precious, a perfect combination of the author¿s written word along with the illustrator¿s creative and breathtaking pictures. Together, the reader actually feels as though they are on the incredible journey with the father penguins. Classroom extensions include having the students create their own penguin out of construction paper. Another extension would be to have the children locate Antarctica on the globe.
A book about the process penguins go through in order to take care of their egg. Full of interesting facts and realistic pictures I would definately recomend this book.Reading this book I learned a lot about penguins as did Andy. The words were able to explain what was happening and the pictures did a great job of showing what was happening.Andy was not using pictures to help him with difficult words so he and I conducted a picture walk of this book before reading it. We did so as a means to show Andy that pictures and text combine to create meaning. After discussing each picture and making predictions Andy and I had a good idea of what to expect from the book and he was able to figure out some of the more difficult words I have seen him struggle with in the past.