This year, instead of hibernating in the Montana woods, Barrington Bear is going to take a trip. Like the birds, he is heading south ... all the way to Antarctica. Thanks to his trusty camera and his inquisitive nature, we learn a lot about Emperor penguins.
This clever picture book has two things kids love: a teddy bear and penguins. The story is packed with factual information and the photographs are beautiful, clever, and educational.
We read this several times. Our child quickly picked up on the facts and by the third reading could tell us specific details about Emperor penguins. S/He would repeatedly return to the part where mothers threw up their food to feed their young.
Very clever. Barrington (a stuffed animal) is adorable. The photographs are outstanding and clever, too. Barrington's narration give us lots of details about life in an Emperor penguin colony, and based on our child's reaction, in a format that is easy for them to process.
This photo-illustrated book offers lots of factual information about the Emperor penguin.
This photo-illustrated story is packed with details about the Emperor penguin and life in an Emperor penguin colony. You'll also find a glossary and fact sheet at the end. The illustration with Barrington's trip also helps kids understand geography.
8 to 10
5 and Up
Read with child nearly 7 years old.
Borrow, at least. This is a good story with lots of great photographs and facts about penguins. It is a must-have for the elementary school library.