Penguins

Penguins

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Did you know that: Penguins are champion swimmers. They spend 75 percent of their lives in water. They are birds, but they can't fly. Penguins are classified as birds because they have feathers. Now you can explore a penguin's world by finding out how they can swim so fast, what they eat, and why people need to protect their habitats. Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to take you on a journey to the Antarctic region for a close-up look at one of nature's most beloved and sociable animals.
Publisher: New York, NY : Smithsonian : Collins, [2007]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780060283964
0060283963
9780060283957
0060283955
Branch Call Number: 598.47 SIM
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Smithsonian Institution

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KRockstar10 Feb 24, 2014

This book was fantastic. I thought I knew a lot about penguins...but did you know that emperor penguins can grow to be four feet tall and weigh 100 pounds? Let me put that another way: an emperor penguin is the size of a FOURTH GRADER...and they weigh as much as a seventh grader. That is terrifying! And so cool!

I will be looking for more Smithsonian series books in the future.

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