The Emperor's Egg, a Read and Wonder Book   -     By: Martin Jenkins
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The Emperor's Egg, a Read and Wonder Book

Candlewick Press / Paperback

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Full of fascinating facts and compelling stories, Read and Wonder books are a fun, affordable way to learn about the natural world and its wonder-full creatures. A great resource for teachers! 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! Recommended for ages 5 to 8, 32 pages.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Dimensions: 10.63 X 9.69 X 0.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0763618713
ISBN-13: 9780763618711
UPC: 732483008715
Ages: 5-8

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Publisher's Description

Fabulous facts about nature's most devoted dad, in an utterly charming picture book.

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!

Author Bio

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.

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