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Penguins! Paperback – October 1, 1999
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When beginning a new unit, I automatically search for a Gail Gibbons book to start it off. Some of her books, such as this one, I find myself having to skip over or "water down" in a few areas. This is not a reflection of her as an author or the books themselves of course, it's just that I would say they are written at about a first grade level.
What I love about her books is that she introduces so many subjects to children in ways that they can understand. When I began teaching about penguins and found I needed some books, all I could find (except this) were either:
a.) Silly books about penguins, i.e., penguins talking, wearing clothes, etc. (which do have their place but don't teach anything); or
b.) Books that were written at about a 6th grade level.
What I used to do was a lot of internet research, and kind of piece together my own lessons without using an actual book. Then I discovered that Gail Gibbons has (seemingly) books on every topic that were just what I needed! I highly recommend this and other Gibbons books to teachers of grades K-2, homeschoolers, or parents who want to teach their kids about a specific topic, especially animals.
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