The Frozen March of Emperor Penguins

From the Series Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom
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Gives readers an up-close look at the great lengths emperor penguins go to in order to raise their young. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.

  • Fast Facts
  • Laying an Egg
  • Hatched!
  • Waiting Game
  • Diving In
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF003000, JNF003330
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Lexile 640
ISBN 9781503816206
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2018-01-01
Author Beth Bence Reinke
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents
Dewey 598.47
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 193360
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5

A noteworthy review of Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom from Booklist on March 15, 2018

A double-page spread of fast facts kicks off this account of emperor penguins’ famous 100-mile walk to their antarctic breeding grounds. The narrative text is easy to read, feeling like a story rather than standard nonfiction. Four chapters zero in on the adult penguins’ march inland to mate and lay eggs; the transfer of the egg to the father’s brood pouch, where it will hatch; the parents’ tag-team jaunts to the ocean to feed; and the growing chicks’ eventual foray into the icy waters. Plentiful photos of fuzzy chicks and regal adults add to the book’s appeal, but the text doesn’t sugarcoat the dangers these birds face, such as the threats of starvation and predation. An incredible journey in the Stories from the Wild Animal Kingdom series.

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