書籍資料 Book Details
書名:The Emperor Lays an Egg
ISBN: 0-8050-7636-0
編號: A11-A-E2-001
作者: Brenda Z. Guiberson
出版社: VHS
封面: Paperback
頁數: 32頁
適合年齡: 6+歲
訂價: $245
書籍內容簡介:
這本書中描寫國王企鵝媽媽及爸爸如何一起分工合作的來照顧企鵝寶寶。適合6歲以上兒童閱讀。

*Starred Review* Ages 5-8. This large, handsome book presents the life cycle of the emperor penguin by following a family of the birds through a year beginning in May, when the mother lays one egg and passes it to the father penguin, who holds it on his feet under a flap of skin. Guiberson's vivid prose fleshes out the bare bones of the penguin's life cycle. She creates memorable images through straightforward presentation of the material to bring the story to life: for instance, "It is such a strong instinct that one emperor who doesn't have an egg shuffles around with a chunk of ice about the size of a softball"; or, "During the first twenty days, the father stands as still as a fire hydrant on the very same spot of ice." Paley's collages of painted and cut papers provide exceptionally beautiful scenes of the birds, from close-ups of the chick on his father's feet to scenes of the flock huddled for warmth or lined up to dive into the sea. The watery blues, greens, and purples of the setting show off the black, grays, and creamy yellows of the penguins in a surprisingly varied series of illustrations. Carolyn Phelan Copyright c American Library Association. All rights reserved