This book, written by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill, is a great introduction for young readers who want to learn more about penguins. The popularity of films like Happy Feet and March of the Penguins has increased the fascination with these animals, and About Penguins provides young readers with some easy-to-understand information about the different types of penguins, their habitats, behavior, and what we can do to protect them.
The illustrations in About Penguins are very detailed, and the explanations of each plate at the back of the book go a long way in giving readers a great deal of information about penguins. There is also a helpful glossary and recommended books and websites for those who wish to learn even more about penguins.
About Penguins is a great book for students in kindergarten through second grade, possibly even older readers, who are studying animals.