Penguins! by Anne SchreiberIn the book, National Geographic Kids: Penguins! By Anne Schreiber she immediately caught the readers attention by starting off with rhetorical questions and a full-page image. She then goes on to showing a map and locates where penguins live, brining a pretty big factor that this is an informational book. The rest of the book continues as it goes through the rest of the sub headings including: Not Just Any Bird, What’s for Dinner?, Life on Land, A Chick is Born, The Longest March, Penguin Parade, Penguin Play, and finally the Picture Glossary. The picture glossary is a great activity for kids to do at the end. It gives main vocab (with pictures) and then a fill in the blank section to go along with the vocab. As far as the main characters go, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s the penguins.
My overall impression of the book was good! I thought it was a great informational book for children while keeping them interested in the pictures and fun text fonts. The only constructive opinion I do have however is that the word choice might be too advanced for younger children and I don’t see younger children staying interested while being read this book. But it does say its appropriate for first graders through fifth graders. The Table of Contents allows the reader to see exactly what they will be reading about in the book. In this Table of Contents, we can see the page numbers and the sub headings, ex. “What’s for Dinner?” is found on page 12. This is a great addition to a children’s books because it introduces them to using a table of contents and finding information. Schreiber also uses an amazing array of images that cover most of the pages causing the reader to be more engaged by catching their eyes. Another design element she used was space, she barely left any blank space throughout the entire book.
Penguin Facts for Kids
PENGUIN FACT INDEX
Penguins are simply adorable. From their distinguished coloring to their distinctive waddle, they are one of the cutest animals around. Whether you're studying them for a homeschool project or part of your homeschool curriculum, or simply are curious about what makes a penguin so unique, here are fun facts about penguins to keep you on your toes! Penguins come in all sizes and can range in weight from 2lbs all the way up to 80lbs. An Emperor penguin is the largest of the species and can weigh as much as a child. The smallest penguin, the Little Blue or Fairy Penguin, weighs in at an average of just over 2lbs. Although penguins are birds, they have flippers instead of wings.
There have been cartoons made about them and even movies about their dancing skills. Penguins belong to the bird family but they cannot fly. They have black and white feathers that make excellent camouflage, and they have a special layer of feathers which helps to keep them warm. They spend half of their life on land and the other half swimming in the water, so their wings have changed to act like flippers which makes them great swimmers. Penguins are known for waddling their feet when they walk, and they also slide on their bellies across the snow.
There are 18 species of penguin and they are found in a variety of countries, all the way from Antarctica to the equator. Fossil records show that there were at least 25 species of penguin in the past, several of which have gone extinct. - Check out our awesome range of animal facts for kids and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.