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A fun dive into the world of penguins, how they swim, feed and move, and how chicks grow and survive to become adults. Combines fascinating information with simple flowing text to excite and further inspire beginner readers. Includes short glossary, index and internet links to carefully selected websites. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
550L
CEFR Level
B1
Illustrator
Simon Mendez

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

Press reviews

“For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne’s First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction.”

Quicklinks

For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.

Resources for this book

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.
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