Flannery loved this book when we read it together the other day. She loved the emphasis on the egg and how that egg survives until it hatches a baby chick. She loved the way the mother throws up into the baby chick's mouth. She loved learning about how penguins take care of one another.
And I love these books because there is a simpler version of the story with additional facts on the pages you can share with older kids.
Ages 5 and up
Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!