The World of Penguins

A review of The World Of Penguins by Evelyne Daigle

Published on March 1, 2007

The World Of Penguins
Evelyne Daigle

Tundra Books
$21.95
cloth
978-8876-779

Thanks to the 2006 movie “Happy Feet,” many children probably have penguins on the brain. With Evelyne Daigle’s The World of Penguins (Tundra Books), kids learn about the world’s 17 penguin species and how they live. Daigle, a biologist and wildlife educator, observed penguins in captivity for almost twelve years and then studied them in Antarctica. Wildlife illustrator Daniel Grenier’s detailed acrylic artwork and effective use of space and text boxes prevents the pages from becoming text heavy, and a bibliography of French and English print and web sources is included. This book was originally published as Les saisons des manchots.( mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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