Penguins

Description

32 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
$7.95
ISBN 0-86505-724-9
DDC j598.44'1

Year

1995

Contributor

Reviewed by Patrick Colgan

Patrick Colgan is the executive director of the Canadian Museum of
Nature in Ottawa.

Review

For the many children who are fascinated by penguins, this book provides
a simple, attractive introduction to their life histories. Topics
include the nature, diversity, and classification of penguins; bodily
adaptations (they have solid bones); preening and molting; home ranges;
roles as predators and as prey; locomotion and camouflage;
body-temperature regulation; rookeries; and mating, hatching, and
rearing of offspring. The direct, easy-to-read text also features some
penguin anecdotes and is supported by good color photographs, drawings,
a glossary, and an index. Regrettably, there is no geographical
information or source list for further reading. Recommended.

Citation

Kalman, Bobbie., “Penguins,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/30766.