Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist): A First Field Guide to the Flightless Bird from Antarctica (Hardcover)

Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist): A First Field Guide to the Flightless Bird from Antarctica By Dr. Michelle LaRue, Pham Quang Phuc (Illustrator), Neon Squid Cover Image
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"Up close and personal with the world’s largest penguin... Informative and winning." -- Kirkus

Take to the Antarctic ice to study emperor penguins in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids.

You might know that emperor penguins are the largest penguin species, but there’s so much more to learn about this flightless bird. Turn the pages to discover what makes them undertake epic journeys every year, and how scientists have spotted their poop from space! Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also explains what makes emperor penguins such great ocean swimmers, and how their cute chicks manage to stay warm in freezing Antarctic conditions. It also looks at the conservation challenges these iconic animals face due to climate change and melting sea ice.

Written by penguin professor Dr. Michelle LaRue and featuring stunning illustrations by Pham Quang Phuc, Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.

Also available: Humpback Whale, Giant Panda, African Elephant

About the Author

Dr. Michelle LaRue, author of Young Zoologist: Emperor Penguin, is a penguin professor and science communicator who teaches Antarctic Marine Science at Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha (University of Canterbury) in New Zealand. As well as penguins, Dr. LaRue studies seals and cougars, as well as the substantial conservation challenges they face.

Pham Quang Phuc is an illustrator from Vietnam. Quang Phuc has won lots of prizes in his career, including the Asian Children's Book Illustrator: Best in Fiction Award for Everywhere Monster, created with Trang Hoang.

Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.

Praise For…

"Up close and personal with the world’s largest penguin... Informative and winning." -- Kirkus

"Bite-sized factoids about penguin feathers, feet, and food will stick in a child’s mind long after reading... Simple, charming, and to the point, this is a perfect primer for preschool to second grade naturalists." -- School Library Journal

Praise for the Young Zoologist series:
"What makes this series stand out is that the illustrations, bite-sized facts, and clear labels make it easy for the youngest of readers to navigate the text and absorb the information there." -- Booklist

"The well-illustrated Young Zoologist series guides readers through the lives and notable features of the spotlighted animals... prepares the young zoologist (aka the reader) for their upcoming adventure in the field, laying out tools necessary for investigating the animal. The bright, semi-realistic artwork could hold these titles on its own, but the easily digestible facts regarding life cycle, behavior, and conservation make the volumes well rounded. Each work is pragmatic in addressing the challenges these creatures face while helping aspiring zoologists learn ways to protect animals and their environments." --Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684492510
ISBN-10: 1684492513
Publisher: Neon Squid
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Young Zoologist