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Penguin Day by Nic Bishop

Penguin Day

by Nic Bishop

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This book tells a brief version of the life cycle of a penguin. The photographs are very high resolution and have an incredible amount of detail. The language is simple and the story is relatively exciting. The author's note includes more information about the lives of penguins and is a useful supplement. The photographs are the real star here. They are crisp, depict specific moments in a penguins lifestyle, and even capture a huddle of penguins mid jump swimming through the ocean. This book is great for K-3, but because the photographs are so spectacular even older students would find the book engaging. ( )
  jbenrubin | Feb 2, 2018 |
Nic Bishop's stunning photographs, matched with simple, bold text tell an engaging story about a family of rockhopper penguins.

Exuberant photos show the rockhopper's dangerous journey through rocks, across sand, and finally reaching the ocean in their quest for food. But the excitement isn't over yet. They must avoid predators while hunting for food. Meanwhile, the fuzzy baby is hungry too and wanders off, looking for food. The baby penguin has some close calls, especially with a hungry skua, but the papa penguin protects the baby until mama penguin returns with her crop full of tasty fish.

The author's note goes beyond the simple narrative to explain the habits and behavior of the rockhoppers along with some further photographs. A note from Bishop explains about his process of photography and links to his website with additional photos.

Verdict: Penguins are always a popular topic and this is an excellent introduction for young children or beginning readers to explore the world of these tough little critters. Recommended.

ISBN: 9780545206365; Published 2017 by Scholastic; Purchased for the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Dec 22, 2017 |
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Rockhopper penguins live by the sea, but in many ways, their families are just like ours. Penguin parents take good care of their children. Mama penguin fishes for food, while papa stays home and watches the baby. But even little ones get tired of waiting for breakfast, and sometimes they wander off... Luckily, penguin parents always save the day!

Sibert Medalist and naturalist Nic Bishop has traveled around the globe to photograph animals of all shapes and sizes. Following in the vein of his bestselling, award-winning book Red-Eyed Tree Frog, now Nic takes a close-up look at caring, and sometimes comical, penguin families.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:20:42 -0400)

While his mother is off fishing for food, baby Rockhopper penguin wanders off and almost becomes a meal for a hungry skua--but luckily papa penguin drives off the predator.

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