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A Penguin's World A Penguin's World (Board Book)

Cheep, cheep, cheep! The cold Antarctic wind carries the small voices of two newly hatched Adelie penguin chicks. Their fluffy down feathers keep them warm. The young birds grow fast and soon will be black and white just like their parents. It won't be long before they will be able to plummet like torpedoes into the sea, and speed through the waves.

Dive into this chilly book and find out what happens in a penguin's world. A readable and lively text provides a close-up look at these black and white sea birds in this "anything but black and white" book. Cut paper illustrations by the author help tell the tales of these amazing birds and the world in which they live.

This new book, based on the 2006 book with the same title but now with a shorter text and sturdier pages, brings the story of a penguin's first year to young readers. It follows two Adelie penguin chicks from eggs to independence. We see the penguins in their natural home on the beaches and ice shelves of Antarctica along with other animals that share their environment. The book can be read aloud to younger children or an older child can read it alone.

Look in your library for more information about penguins in Caroline Arnold's books, Penguin, illustrated with color photos by Richard Hewett (Morrow Junior Books, 1990) and in South American Animals (Morrow Junior Books, 1999).

To purchase a fine art print or card of one of the illustrations from A Penguin's World, go to

Children's Projects

    Penguin Coloring Page A Penguin's World

    Who will be first to sit on the eggs? Click here for a printable picture of two Adelie penguins.

    Penguin Paper Bag Puppets. A Penguin's World

    Read A Penguin's World. Use white lunch size bags for the penguin's body. Cut out black construction paper for wings and a circle for head. Add cut out eyes and beak and glue to head. Glue head to bottom of bag and wings to sides of bag.

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