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The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder Paperback – August 26, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
I love this book.
~ The Emporer’s Egg
There’s something special about waddling penguins, newborn babies, and doting dads. Martin Jenkins, author of Chameleons Are Cool and Grandma Elephant’s in Charge, combines them to add another irresistible animal-centered picture book to the Read and Wonder series. Through Jenkins’ enthusiastic and conversational writing style young and old readers will fall in love with the biggest penguins in the world. Their unconventional, gentle, and efficient tag team-style cooperation toward making a family offer subliminal inspiration to us humans as we strive for a higher level of selflessness and commitment. Jane Chapman’s lifelike illustrations and Jenkins’ clever footnotes pull the story together for an authentic nonfiction experience. If you enjoyed National Geographic’s March of the Penguins, you’ll enjoy The Emporer’s Egg.
We own about a half dozen of these books. The Emperor's Egg was the first one we bought, and like all the others, it's a treasure. The language is accessible to both my 2- and 4-year-olds. The stories draw them in, and are great starting points for conversations.
In one reading of this book, we discussed geography (the continent of Antartica, its climate and comparison to the our climates), biology (birds, and how penguins are abnormalities because the fathers sit on the eggs, and how penguins, kiwis and ostriches are all flightless, in contrast to other birds who fly), and mathematics (2 months, or 60 days without food: let's count: 1, 2, 3 ... 60!)
I highly recommend this entire series: it's rare to find a book that preschoolers request over and over, that parents love to read, and that teaches so much, in so little space, all while being just plain out beautiful to read and look at.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful book that engages and teaches young children the life cycle of the Emperor penguin! Kept a class of about 8 homeschoolers ranging from 2-7 entertained and engaged!Published 5 months ago by Tiffany
Cute book for a special birthday girl who is crazy about Penguins.Published 12 months ago by Janice
Very fun story. I gave it to a granddaughter who is really into penguins. She loved the book and the baby penguin I also gave her. Read morePublished 18 months ago by G. Wright
I thought this would be an easy reader, but a little more advanced.Published 22 months ago by Dbear