Monday, 3 February 2014

Review: 'About Penguins' by Cathryn Sill

About Penguins by Cathryn Sill, Illustrated by John Sill, 2009, Peachtree, $15.95, hardbound, 41 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: excellent. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

This book is a first look at penguins for children. It explains what penguins are, how they live, and what they do, going over the basic traits that all penguins share, plus a few they do not.

There are 17 different kinds of penguins, and this book touches on all of them. After the first look, readers may read the Afterword, which explains more about each plate (illustration). Also included are a glossary, a bibliography, and useful websites.

As always, author and teacher Cathryn Sill and her noted wildlife illustrator husband, John Sill, do a bang-up job.

If you like this one, try: About Birds, by Cathryn Sill.  

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