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The emperor's egg

By: Jenkins, Martin Chapman, Jane(Illustrated by)

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Part of the Nature storybooks series
1406313017 / 9781406313017
Paperback
01/12/2008
Out of print
United Kingdom
27 cm 29 p. : chiefly col. ill.
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 1999.

An award-winning picture book about the Emperor penguin's parenting. The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly inhospitable winter.

Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it.

He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet!

This is his story.

BIC:

5AH Interest age: from c 7 years, YBC Picture books, YNNR Wildlife (Children's / Teenage)

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