A collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitat of Emperor penguins.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book quite like this one—and I mean that in a good way! It’s a collection of poems, all about Emperor penguins. They’re fun and often silly, but also really educational. This would be great for animal lovers, zoo goers, or preschoolers or elementary school children learning about penguins or the Arctic.
Jose Aruego was a lawyer before becoming a children’s book illustrator. . A native of the Philippines, he moved to New York City in 1956 to study at Parsons School of Design. His cartoons were published in the New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his illustrations can be seen in Five Little Ducks by Raffi, as well as in the 82 children’s books he wrote himself. He died in 2012.
Ariane Dewey, with her illustrating partner Jose Aruego, has illustrated over 60 children’s books. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in New York City. Her art can be seen in Five Little Ducks by Raffi.