Penguins certainly are a different bird! They spend seventy-five percent of their lives in water and they can′t even fly! Penguins are classified as birds because they have feathers. So explore a penguin′s world by finding out how they can swim so fast, what they eat, and how people need to help protect their habitats.
o Smithsonian mission statement
o Website and additional reading sources
o Series thumbnails on back panel
Ages: 5 - 9
About the Author
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
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