Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist) - Neon Squid
Format: Hardback
Age Range: 6–8
Book Size: 226mm x 193mm
ISBN: 9781838992316
Pages: 32
Publication Date: 6 September, 2022
Price: £7.99

Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist)

A First Field Guide to the Flightless Bird from Antarctica

Take to the Antarctic ice to study emperor penguins in this beautiful non-fiction field guide for kids.

You might know that emperor penguins are the largest penguin species, but there’s so much more to learn about this flightless bird. Turn the pages to discover what makes them undertake epic journeys every year, and how scientists have spotted their poo from space! Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also explains what makes emperor penguins such great ocean swimmers, and how their cute chicks manage to stay warm in freezing Antarctic conditions. It also looks at the conservation challenges these iconic animals face due to climate change and melting sea ice.

Written by penguin professor Dr Michelle LaRue and featuring stunning illustrations by Pham Quang Phuc, Emperor Penguin (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.

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Author & Illustrator

Dr Michelle LaRue is a wildlife ecologist and speaker, best known for her trailblazing work that includes “spying on animals from space”—in other words, using satellite images to learn about penguins and seals in Antarctica. Though Michelle dreamed of being a marine biologist as a kid, she was not a fan of cold weather—until she went to Antarctica. And now, she can’t get enough of it! Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, you are equally likely to find her sipping coffee, hiking in the mountains, or taking pictures of animals.

Pham Quang Phuc is an illustrator from Vietnam. Quang Phuc has won lots of prizes in his career, including the Asian Children’s Book Illustrator: Best in Fiction Award.

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