Could a penguin ride a bike? : ... and other questions

by De la Bédoyère, Camilla,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 598.47 D37
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 598.47 D37
Wilkinsburg Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 598.47 DEL
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
Call Number  E 598.47 DEL

Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? provides a fun introduction into the life of a penguin. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a baby penguin came for dinner? Make sure he doesn't eat everything! Chicks eat, and eat, and eat. An adult penguin eats about 50 fish a day, but a chick needs to eat about 200! That's because chicks grow a thick layer of fat to keep them warm in the icy winter. The engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The What If A . . . series plunges into the ocean to study its residents by asking hard-hitting questions, such as What if an octopus went to a costume party? and What if a baby penguin came for dinner? Both books open with a brief introduction to the featured animal, its environment, and a prompt for the reader to consider what would happen if the creature left its home to visit the human world. A series of absurd questions follows with answers that shed light on the animal's behavior, physical characteristics, and habitat. The silly format is bolstered by dynamic font and cartoon-like illustrations that will hook young readers. Its over-the-top approach to learning lets kids ignore obvious obstacles How does the octopus breathe on land? and just go with the flow. Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? finds a king penguin happily nestling in a grocery-store freezer and playing soccer. Both volumes end with an animal Fact File, a map of where it lives, and a postcard surprise. An utterly ridiculous and satisfying way to whet curiosity.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a series of "what if" questions, British author de la Bédoyère imagines what might happen if a king penguin visited a typical suburban neighborhood, using the comical resulting scenarios to share information about penguins' habits, diet, and more. "What if a penguin went bowling?" Well, although a penguin "doesn't have fingers or hands," the author explains, its love of "tobogganing" across the ice on its belly might let it score a strike, as Bitskoff's accompanying cartoon demonstrates. Other humorous but informative moments include a picnic outing: "At lunchtime, he would throw up stinky fish from his tummy and share them with everyone. Yum!" Simultaneously available: Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper? Ages 4-up. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series What if a
Subjects Penguins -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Irvine, CA :2015
Contributors Bitskoff, Aleksei, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781609927349
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