Journey south of the equator to the cold-water currents of South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, where seventeen different types of penguins reside.
An early explorer wrote, “We came across a multitude of strange birds. They could not fly, but ran quickly enough to get away from us…. Nature appears to have endowed them with great agility: they are wonderful swimmers.”
In The World of Penguins, critically acclaimed biologist and wildlife educator Evelyne Daigle, brings readers an in-depth view into the fascinating environment of these exquisite birds. The riveting text coupled with detailed illustrations by well-known, wildlife illustrator Daniel Grenier, will capture readers everywhere as they take “flight” into the land and underwater world of penguins.
Did you know?
-A penguin colony becomes a source of heat in cold weather
-The colony provides protection from predators
-The young in a penguin colony form a nursery, or crèches, leaving both parents free to fish together
After observing penguins in captivity for almost twelve years, Evelyne Daigle was given an opportunity to study them more closely through a joint project of Students on Ice and the Montréal Biodôme. Aboard an icebreaker in the company of both scientists and students, the author gathered written and visual information on penguins and the fascinating world in which they live. Inspiration was plentiful. By adding to the existing knowledge base, this expedition to the end of the world will benefit the Biodôme team and visitors alike. Evelyne Daigle lives in Quebec, where she has been a biologist and scientific interpreter at the Montréal Biodôme since 1992.
Montreal-born Daniel Grenier is a highly acclaimed, self-taught artist. Working in acrylics, his favorite subjects are fauna and pristine landscapes. This is his second picture book.
Geneviève Wright is a mother, translator, interpreter, and Reiki master living in the Rockies of Alberta with her two children and their dog, Louis.
“Just when I think I’ve seen and read it all regarding penguins, along comes a book to dispel that notion. The World of Penguins offers an abundance of surprising and delightful gems. Written in clear, detailed, descriptive paragraphs, the book is organized by topics…Acrylic illustrations complement the text…an excellent research resource.”
—Quill & Quire
Praise for As Long as There Are Whales:
“… thoroughly engaging….”
— Quill & Quire [starred review]
“… a loving look at the graceful, elusive creatures that inspire awe … a beautiful and moving book…. a wonderful choice for any child with an interest in animals, science or conservation.”
— The Chronicle Herald
“Out of 10, I’d give the book a 10 and in one word I’d describe the book as excellent.”
— Aphra Sutherland, YES Mag