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Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite
Teaching children about penguins is a fantastic way to introduce them to the wonders of nature. They will understand the importance of conservation and the need to protect the environment. Penguins are social animals and have unique behaviors that make them special. Patricia Gleichauf provides valuable information in A Penguin's World through comprehensive content, beautiful illustrations, and entertaining fun facts. She describes the physical characteristics of these marine birds and their differences from other birds and explains what the colonies where they live are like, and how they can exist underwater. Among the information provided, she lists their predators and describes how they avoid them.
I loved the illustrations in A Penguin's World. The landscapes are varied, bright, and colorful and show the different types of penguins. One aspect I particularly liked was the map that shows where each variety of these birds lives. Children can appreciate the characteristics of the penguins and their habitats. Patricia Gleichauf uses words that are simple and easy to understand yet at the same time they manage to include a lot of information. She addresses specific topics such as the process of migration, growth, and how the penguins find their food. She also highlights several penguin behaviors, which are good examples to follow, such as solidarity and family togetherness. This is an excellent introduction to the world of these beautiful and friendly creatures.