Waddle

A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers

Waddle A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers
$19.99 / £12.99
Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335910
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Description

Penguins. We love them. They are instantly recognizable. Seemingly upright caricatures of us, it is easy to bond with these black and white 'little people.' They have become perennial favourites of cartoonists, because they are fun. Comical. They put a smile on our faces. Of course, real penguins are a lot more than just funny. They are tough. Penguins are the world's only '100-degree birds,' breeding in environments with temperatures from -60C to +40C (-76F to 104F). They can dive to great depths and exist for long periods in water so cold that it would kill us within minutes. They have all the grace and agility of ballet dancers in water, but it is the way they comport themselves on land that so endears them to us: they waddle. This compilation of quotations about penguins - each quote accompanied by gorgeous photography - keeps the focus on fun. You can dip in and out of the book at your leisure, but also read it from cover to cover for some added pleasure. The intention of Waddle is to put a grin on your face and a warm feeling in your heart - all thanks to these delightful creatures that don't just walk, but waddle.

The author

Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis (aka Professor Penguin) has been studying penguins for over 40 years. He has written seven books about penguins and published many scientific articles about them. He has led 15 expeditions to Antarctica as well as studying penguins in exotic and far-flung locations all around the Southern Hemisphere. He maintains the website PenguinWorld.com. An award-winning filmmaker and writer, his documentary, Meet the Real Penguins, which he directed and scripted, won 12 international awards. His book, The Plight of the Penguin, was the New Zealand Children’s Book of the Year. He is currently vice president of the international body representing science communicators.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335910
Illustrations: 80 color photos
Size: 7.992 in x 8.858 in / 203 mm x 225 mm
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