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March of the Penguins: Companion to the…

March of the Penguins: Companion to the Major Motion Picture

by Luc Jacquet, National Geographic

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Images draw me in....as every visit to this Penguin world does... ( )
  Brightman | Mar 3, 2018 |
This is a non fiction, informational picture book for children in the 3rd to 5th grade. This book explains the journey the penguins depart on every year to find their mate, how the penguins raise their chicks, and how they survive the harsh winter season in the Arctic. The text was easy to read, and very engaging. For example, "They will bound out of the water, they will march, and they will spend the winter huddled together..." This was a great informational book supported by awesome pictures, I definitely enjoyed reading it!

The central message of this book is information about the incredible journey penguins embark to find their mate and survive the harsh winters. Along with the incredible photographs and beautiful narration, this book provided great information and still is very engaging. ( )
  BeckieZimmerman | Feb 25, 2014 |
Although certainly no substitute for seeing the film, this companion book includes gorgeous photos, most especially of the forms and colors of Antarctic ice. I had read that the blues of the ice include shades seen nowhere else, and the photos included here took my breath away. One example can be seen in the first picture here: http://enticingthelight.com/2009/03/14/great-nature-photography-found-inmarch-of... ( )
  auntmarge64 | Nov 8, 2011 |
I love animals and this book was the perfect tool to teaching kids the mating and the birth penguins.

this book was about the mating and the birth and life of the emporer penguin.

classroom ideas:
1)have the students do research on other artic animals
2)have the students do reasearch and comparison on the life and mating of emporer penguins to another species of penguins.
  courtneywatkins | Apr 17, 2011 |
This book is about a survival of a species in the far out Atlantic. It shows how the survival of the species is maintained through the intimate compromise of the Emperor Penguins selfless task of giving birth to the next generation of penguins. This story tells about the 80 mile trek, the switch off of the egg from male to female, tasks of getting food, and protection against the enemy; the sea lion.

I thought this story did an outstanding job of following the mating and birthing processes of the Emperor Penguins. I think that it may have been a little to mature for a younger audience, however for older children proves to be very informative and educational.

I would use this in my class as both a teaching tool for sciences and social studies. A study of the penguins habits and how life is continued in a different place in the world would help children understand the bigger world around them and of the differences in species and different parts of the world.
  amandaonfire252 | Apr 22, 2010 |
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This version of The March of the Penguins is for the official companion book to the National Geographic movie, roughly 158 pages. The English version has the ISBN 0792261828.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792261836, Paperback)

This winning combination of vivid photographs and informative, inspiring text is the companion volume to the extraordinary surprise hit film deemed “Irresistible” by Entertainment Weekly. Timed perfectly for the holidays and the November release of the DVD!

Read the incredible, endearing story of the Emporer penguins’ yearly Antarctic odyssey and the long months of endurance, self-sacrifice and love as they raise a new generation of chicks.

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When summer nears its end in Antarctica, emperor penguins bound out of the water and gather together to begin a long march. They march to their nesting ground 100 miles away. When they arrive, each penguin chooses a mate and starts a family.

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