The Emperor's Egg

Written by Martin Jenkins and Illustrated by Jane Chapman

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!

Age Range 4 - 8 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Candlewick
Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
ISBN
9780439188067
Lexile AD670L
Themes