An award-winning picture book about the Emperor penguin's parenting.
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet! This is his story.
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Martin Jenkins, a conservation biologist by trade, has written numerous children's books about the natural world. His books for Walker include The Story of Money, Fabulous Frogs and Exploring Space (coming in 2017). His book about penguins, The Emperor's Egg, won the Times Educational Supplement Information Book Award. Martin liveMore about Martin Jenkins
Jane Chapman has been illustrating for Little Tiger Press for over twenty years and has produced many best-selling and award-winning titles. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband, illustrator Tim Warnes. They have two sons.More about Jane Chapman