Penguin Chicks

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Bearport Publishing, Aug 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Through the bitter Antarctic winter, a father emperor penguin nurtures and broods a large egg while his partner is out at sea, feeding. When the chick hatches, mom returns from the ocean to meet her new baby for the first time and bring it a nourishing meal of regurgitated fish. So begins the life of one of the most fascinating birds on Earth! In Penguin Chicks, readers will learn the details of how these baby birds grow up in a penguin nursery among thousands of other chicks. Each little penguin grows bigger and bigger until the day when its parents no longer arrive with a meal. Then the chick must trek to the freezing ocean to look for fish and begin its adult life. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of penguin chicks are sure to delight emergent readers. Penguin Chicks is part of Bearport's Water Babies series.

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A cozy chick
All about emperor penguins
Time to mate
Caring for the egg
The chick hatches
Food for the chick
Caring for the chick
Time to go fishing
Growing up
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