The Emperor's Egg (Nature Storybooks)

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The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet! This is his story.

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Emperor's Egg

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There are 17 kinds of penguin but the Emperor is the only one that breeds in Antarctica in midwinter. The adults arrive at their breeding areas--often as far as 200 kilometres from the open sea--in late autumn. A few weeks later the female lays her single egg and returns to the sea, leaving the male to keep the egg warm a couple of months later.

And so begins the story of The Emperor's Egg, a fascinating and unique story retold in a stunning book that quite simply takes the breath away. Superbly detailed and vivid illustrations that capture the chill of the Antarctic in a palette of icy blues contrast with the warm and informative text that explains the life-cycle of Emperor penguins in a memorable, sing-song way.

The Emperor's Egg is a stunning introduction to a truly remarkable creature, and could certainly be used in a study of the subject. But the overriding feeling is that this book is ideal for parent and child to share together anytime, and is sure to become a firm favourite. (Ages 4 and over)--Susan Harrison

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