About Penguins

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
A gorgeous first glimpse into the natural world of penguins from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561457434
  • Publication date: 06/01/2009
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • ISBN: 9781561457410
  • Publication date: 09/01/2013
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 3-7
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

A gorgeous first glimpse into the natural world of penguins from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.

“An essential tool for capturing the attention of any elementary level student!” —NSTA Recommends

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what penguins are, their diversity, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of penguins, from the Adélie to the Rockhopper to the Emperor. An afterword provides more details.

About Penguins is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Reviews

“A pleasing entry in a dependable series.” ―Booklist

“With its simple text and lovely watercolors, About Penguins will appeal to a wide audience.” ―School Library Journal

“As part of a series of books about both animals and habitats, this book is an essential tool for capturing the attention of any elementary level student! Using 18 vibrant illustrations along with simple but clearly written sentences, this book serves as an outstanding resource to engage students in the topic–Penguins!” ―NSTA Recommends

Awards

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2010

Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award (Honor Book, Beginning Non-Fiction) ―Maryland Library Association, 2010

Keystone to Reading Book Award (Nominee) ―Keystone State Reading Association, 2010-2011

North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2010

South Carolina Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians, 2011-2012

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 2.5
Lexile: AD540L
Themes: Penguin Behavior, Penguin Characteristics, Penguin Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 3: JNF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology