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A Penguin's World
This title covers these subjects: Animal behavior., Birds., Penguins.
A Penguin's World
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A Penguin's World

Describes the development of a baby penguin to its maturity.

Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
Lexile Level580L
ATOS Level3.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #103780
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Dimensions10 3/4" x 10 3/4"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price



Booklist - Gillian Engberg

"The Caroline Arnold's Animals series features striking paper collages, clear text, and a picture-book format. This title follows an Adelie penguin family from scenes in which the parents build a next and warm their eggs to final pages showcasing the four-month-old, newly independent chicks. The simple, well-paced text weaves basic concepts into captivating narrative, and the artwork's strong colors and bold, uncluttered compositions capture the expressions and movement of the birds, making this an excellent choice for sharing with groups. Small inserts offer a few more facts. A map of Antarctica and a page of information close this title, which children will enjoy both in the classroom and as an at-home read-aloud" - Booklist

April 1, 2006

NSTA Recommends - Sarah Haines

"This is one book in a series that teaches young readers (grades K-4) about the natural history and adaptations of animals. It is both an attractive and age-appropriate choice for elementary classrooms. Penguins will motivate students and encourage them to read more. Some of the book's highlights include descriptions of classification and general body size of Adelie penguins, their behavior, morphological and physiological adaptations, and geographical distribution. The book ends with a short glossary and a list of websites and books that readers can use to gether more information about these animals. The binding is just the right size to use as a read-aloud for youngsters in grades K-2, and the attractive cut-paper illustrations are guaranteed to draw their attention. Readers in grades 3 and 4 will enjoy reading the text on their own. The content is aligned with National Science Education Standard C (Life Science) for the elementary grades and is particularly useful in its coverage of life cycles." - NSTA Recommends

April 1, 2006


Book Links - Jeanette Larson

"Preschool-Gr. 1. Using cut-paper illustrations, Arnold traces the life of a penguin from birth through maturity. The picture-book format makes the simple facts accessible to younger readers. (Penguins on Parade Article)" - Book Links

November 1, 2006

School Library Journal - Barbara Wysocki

"The first year of life for two Adelie penguins is told in narrative style with useful facts inserted in text boxes. Appealing, cut-paper illustrations spread across the pages, and end notes contain detailed information. Use this to compare life cycles of other animals or to introduce Antarctica to primary-grade students." - School Library Journal

January 1, 2008


School Library Journal - Suzanne Myers Harold

"These titles trace the lives of four animals from birth to maturity. Each book reads like a story with scientific details woven into the narrative. Events described are typical and not overtly fictionalized. For example, while the panda cub waits for his mother to return with food, he watches a squirrel, two takin, and a golden pheasant. Each book begins with a few facts about the animal and concludes with a location map and a list of "fun facts." Small text boxes provide additional information without interrupting the narrative flow. Other animals common to each habitat are shown and labeled. The large, cut-paper illustrations are generally successful; occassionally, they appear awkward and flat (particularly the image of the mother panda holding her newborn). For Web sites, the readers are directed to the FactHound site with a 10-digit code to enter. A list of sites then appears, but not are all specifically related (the code for pandas brings up sites about mammals, including the American bison and beavers). These titles work well as read-alouds and provide enough factual information for simple reports." - School Library Journal

June 1, 2006


California Readers Association

Winner of the 2008 Leo Politi Golden Author Award

January 1, 2008

Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold is the author of 150 books for children. Her many honors include awards from the American Library Association, P.E.N., the National Science Teachers Association, and the Washington Post / Children's Book Guild. Caroline’s interest in animals and the outdoors began when she was a child growing up in Minnesota. After majoring in art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, she received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa. Caroline lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Art, a neuroscientist.

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