The Emperor's Egg

By Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Published by Walker


Price £7.99
Publisher Walker

A description of how the male Emperor penguin protects and cares for his young both before and after it is hatched, related in a personalised manner. The colours of the illustrations reflect the blues and mauves of Antarctica, and the penguins are endearing without being overly cute. Interesting use is made of typeface in the design of the pages, an italic font being used to relate interesting facts which do not form part of the main narrative, and a larger size font being used for appropriate emphasis.