Penguins vs. Puffins (Hardcover)

By Julie Beer

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426328695, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

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Library Binding (9/12/2017)

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Get ready for an epic battle of ultimate cuteness. In one corner, there's Team Penguin. In the other, Team Puffin! Which team will you be rooting for in this hilarious and adorable smackdown? Tune in to the sports match, complete with cheeky animal commentators, as penguins and puffins square off for quirky superlatives such as Most Graceful (sure you don't mean "most awkward"?), Highest Flyer (oops, penguins can't fly! I guess they lose this round!), Scariest Arch Nemesis (hint: don't ever say "gull" to a puffin!), Most Photogenic, Biggest Science Magnet -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
This book is also loaded with all sorts of animal knowledge: the history of the species, how they raise their young, the latest science about each, population numbers, range maps, fun facts, quizzes, and more. By the time you're done reading, you'll be a mini-expert on both animals!

About the Author

Julie Beer has been a writer, editor, and researcher in publishing and radio for more than 20 years. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic Kids books, including the popular Weird but True series, the Ultimate Explorer Field Guide series, and the This or That? series. Beer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Praise For Penguins vs. Puffins

"The fact-filled pages include puns, jokes, contests, cartoons, and the famed photography of National Geographic... VERDICT Useful as an independent read for students interested in animal life and behavior and for classroom units on compare and contrast, this book will be a beneficial addition to most nonfiction collections." -- School Library Journal