Penguins!: The World’s Coolest Birds – Text and Photography by Wayne Lynch


71fviwmfenl       Penguins!: The World’s Coolest Birds – Text and Photography by Wayne Lynch, Firefly Books, (9781770858589), 2016.

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5:  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre:  Non-fiction, Animals

What did you like about the book? Among the roughly 10,000 species of birds worldwide, only 20 are penguins. Yet penguins occupy one of the largest ranges of latitudes and temperature zones of all bird species, thanks to their adaptability. Any doubts that penguins are the world’s coolest birds will be dispelled by the illustrations and narrative in this well-written informational book. Find out what penguins eat, what eats them, how they go about mating and raising families, and how they are threatened by climate change. Even readers who already know a bit about the subject are sure to discover some surprising facts. Colorful photos that are both relevant and gorgeous appear on every page. Includes an index and a short list of suggestions for further reading.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Recommend to young people with an interest in penguins in grades 4 – 7 for browsing or writing reports.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries, middle school libraries, and public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Shelve with other books about penguins in 598.47.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes if you have an interest in the topic.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Mary Melaugh, Marshall Middle School Library, Billerica, MA

Date of review:  2/26/17

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