1969 Children's Hardcover Book, The Emperor Penguins, Kazue Mizumura, Science, Non Fiction, Zoology, Ornithology, Illustrated, Collectable


1969 Children's Hardcover Book, The Emperor Penguins, Kazue Mizumura, Science, Non Fiction, Zoology, Ornithology, Illustrated, Collectable

A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Emperor Penguins by Kazue Mizumura. This is a Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science Book.

This book combines fact and flavor of The Emperor Penguin. For example, the explanation of special feathers for warmth is accompanied by drawings of (1) a single feather, (2) several feathers in position, and (3) back-to-back uprights of penguin and boy silhouettes with shadings to indicate functional equivalents (including gloves and boots for the boy). Anatomy, habits, reproduction and child care are also considered in precise sentences that don't miss a trick. It starts at the zoo and ends with the wish to go to Antarctica.

7 1/2 inches in length
8 inches in width
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co-- 1969

This book is in Almost Fine condition. Binding is tight. The pages are all clean with no marks. There is only minor shelf wear to the lower corners of the covers.

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