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The emperor lays an egg

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Publisher:
Henry Holt & Co.,
Pub. Date:
c2001.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 840L
Description

Follow as a penguin grows from egg to adulthood in the coldest place on earth.

In the middle of winter, in the coldest place on earth, the mother emperor penguin lays her egg. The father rolls the egg onto his feet and keeps it warm. He doesn't eat or even move for two whole months. Finally the egg hatches.

The penguin chick is a tiny ball of gray fluff. The parents have to work hard to get enough food for their baby. The hungry father travels to the ocean to fish. When the short summer comes to Antarctica, the chick grows a shiny coat of black and white feathers. Now it can take its first swim. And the parents fatten themselves up for winter, the long icy season when the emperor penguin lays its egg.

Stunning collages of handpainted paper and clear, evocative text capture the beauty and drama of the icy Antarctic world and one of its most fascinating and endearing inhabitants.

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ISBN:
9780805062045
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 840L
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Full title emperor lays an egg
Author guiberson brenda z
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 00:59:49AM

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subject_facet Emperor penguin -- Juvenile fiction, Parental behavior in animals -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The emperor lays an egg
title_full The emperor lays an egg / Brenda Z. Guiberson ; illustrated by Joan Paley
title_short The emperor lays an egg
topic_facet Emperor penguin, Parental behavior in animals