Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how penguins work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of penguins. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.
Tim Harris has been fascinated by all aspects of the natural world since a young age. After studying Norwegian glaciers at university, his quest for wildlife has seen him explore the giant dunes of the Namib Desert, climb the slopes of Popocatapetl in Mexico, camp in the Sumatran rainforest, and search the frozen Sea of Okhotsk for sea-eagles. Tim has written books about nature and the environment for both children and adults, including the award-winning Migration Hotspots: the World's Best Bird Migration Sites. Apart from birds, his special interests are bats, moths, glaciers, and the weather.