The World of Penguins (Hardcover)
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887767999, 47pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2007
An early explorer wrote, "We came across a multitude of strange birds. They could not fly, but ran quickly enough to get away from us.... Nature appears to have endowed them with great agility: they are wonderful swimmers."
In The World of Penguins, critically acclaimed biologist and wildlife educator Evelyne Daigle, brings readers an in-depth view into the fascinating environment of these exquisite birds. The riveting text coupled with detailed illustrations by well-known, wildlife illustrator Daniel Grenier, will capture readers everywhere as they take "flight" into the land and underwater world of penguins.
Did you know?
-A penguin colony becomes a source of heat in cold weather
-The colony provides protection from predators
-The young in a penguin colony form a nursery, or creches, leaving both parents free to fish together.
About the Author
Montreal-born Daniel Grenier is a highly acclaimed, self-taught artist. Working in acrylics, his favorite subjects are fauna and pristine landscapes. This is his second picture book.
Genevieve Wright is a mother, translator, interpreter, and Reiki master living in the Rockies of Alberta with her two children and their dog, Louis.
Praise For The World of Penguins…
“Just when I think I’ve seen and read it all regarding penguins, along comes a book to dispel that notion. The World of Penguins offers an abundance of surprising and delightful gems. Written in clear, detailed, descriptive paragraphs, the book is organized by topics…Acrylic illustrations complement the text…an excellent research resource.”
—Quill & Quire
Praise for As Long as There Are Whales:
“… thoroughly engaging….”
— Quill & Quire [starred review]
“… a loving look at the graceful, elusive creatures that inspire awe … a beautiful and moving book…. a wonderful choice for any child with an interest in animals, science or conservation.”
— The Chronicle Herald
“Out of 10, I’d give the book a 10 and in one word I’d describe the book as excellent.”
— Aphra Sutherland, YES Mag