A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers (Animal Happiness)
Exisle Publishing, 9781925335910, 160pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Penguins are a lot more than just funny; they’re tough. As the world’s only ‘100-degree birds’, they breed in environments from -60°C to +40°C (-76°F to 104°F). They can dive to great depths, exist for long periods in freezing water, and have all the grace and agility of ballet dancers when swimming. But it is the way they carry themselves on land that so endears them to us: they waddle.
This compilation is the ultimate gift for anyone who is amused by the quirky, fun and heart-warming antics of penguins. It keeps the focus on fun and can be dipped in and out of at your leisure, or read from cover to cover for added enjoyment.
The intention of Waddle is to put a grin on your face and a warm feeling in your heart — all thanks to these delightful creatures that don’t just walk, but waddle.
About the Author
Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis (aka Professor Penguin) has been studying penguins for over 40 years. He has written seven books about penguins and published many scientific articles about them. His first book, Penguin: a season in the life of the Adélie penguin, won the PEN (NZ) Best First Book Award for Non Fiction, and The Plight of the Penguin was the New Zealand Children’s Book of the Year. He has led 15 expeditions to Antarctica as well as studying penguins in exotic and far-flung locations all around the Southern Hemisphere. An award-winning filmmaker and writer, his documentary, Meet the Real Penguins, which he directed and scripted, won 12 international awards. He currently holds the Stuart Chair in Science Communication at the University of Otago, where he teaches creative nonfiction writing and science communication. He also maintains the website PenguinWorld.com, and writes essays for magazines like Natural History.