Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book

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Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book
Yes, some of the 18 species of penguins live in cold, polar regions, but most penguins live in warm climates. One species even lives near the equator! These birds “fly” through the water with flippers instead of the air with wings. Most are black and white, but one species is blue and white. Some have red eyes, and some have yellow eyes. Some even have colorful bursts of feathers atop their heads. What do they all have in common and how are they different? Explore and learn about these lovable birds in this latest installment of the Compare and Contrast Book series.

Written by Cher Vataloro
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 4 - 8, Grades K - 3, Lexile: 890, F&P: O
Paperback 9781643519876 $10.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781643518282 $11.95  
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Keywords:   animal anatomy & adaptations, compare and contrast, physical adaptations
Animals in the book:   Adélie penguins, African penguins, Chinstraps penguins, Emperor penguins, Erect-crested penguins, Fiordland penguins, Galapagos penguins, Gentoo penguins, Humboldt penguins, King penguins, Little penguins, Macaroni penguins, Magellanic penguins, Northern Rockhoppers, Royal penguins, Snares penguins, Southern rockhopper penguins, Yellow-eyed penguins
Vetters:   Thanks to P. Dee Boersma, Professor of Conservation Biology, Evolution and Systematics at the University of Washington, Director of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels and Co-Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature SSC Penguin Specialist Group for verifying the information in this book.

Books in this "Compare and Contrast Series" include:


Penguins briefly introduces all 18 species of penguin, highlighting their distinguishing features. - Booklist

Author/Illustrator Info:

Cher Vataloro (Vat-a-lar-o) remembers visiting zoos and aquariums as a child and seeing the relationship the keepers and trainers had with the animals. That’s when she decided to work with animals when she grew up. College studies and internships at nature centers and marine parks led to full time jobs. Cher is now the Director of the Conservation Education Department at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge and fondness of animals through zoo programs and Penguins debut picture book. In addition to her work at the zoo, Cher is also the African Penguin Species Survival Plan’s Education Advisor for the Ambassador Animal Scientific Advisory Group. As if she doesn’t get enough animal time at work, Cher and her family have 2 cats, a dog, and a parrot.


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