The Emperor Lays an Egg

by Brenda Z. Guiberson and Joan Paley

Stunning cut-paper collages illustrate a dramatic account of emperor penguins caring... read more

Stunning cut-paper collages illustrate a dramatic account of emperor penguins caring for their eggs and hatchlings in the icy environs of Antarctica. The males and females work together to assure the survival of their species. Once the female penguin lays an egg, her mate takes over. He keeps the egg warm in his brood pouch while the mother and other females travel 90 miles into the open sea in search of food. A great deal of time, attention, and cooperation goes into the raising of the young emperors. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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