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The Penguin Lady    by Carol A. Cole & Sherry Rogers order for
Penguin Lady
by Carol A. Cole
Order:  USA  Can
Arbordale, 2012 (2012)

* *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

Carol A. Cole's book, The Penguin Lady, is filled with interesting penguin data. You're sure to learn something you didn't know. For example, not all penguins live in Antarctica, but all penguins do live in the southern hemisphere. The penguin living closest to the equator is the Rockhopper penguin. He lives in Argentina.

Penelope, the penguin lady, introduces each type of penguin as they arrive as gifts from people all over the world. With each gift, the number of penguins increases by one until Penelope receives ten Emporia penguins. She loves penguins but enough is enough. It's time for her to send her favorite birds to the zoo.

This book is irresistible. Penguins have always been popular. Hollywood has made them even more popular lately with humorous children's features and nature films. Sherry Roger has done a great job with illustrations that are both accurate and funny.

The Creative Mind pages, in the back of the book, include a map showing where penguins live and a compare and contrast page discussing their differences and likenesses. There are other activities, as well, plus a related website by the publisher.

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