Cover image for Baby penguin's first waddles / text written by Ben Richmond.
Baby penguin's first waddles / text written by Ben Richmond.
Title Variants:
Baby penguin's 1st waddles
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes information about the Collection Manager of the Ornithology department at the American Museum of Natural History, Paul Sweet, in a 'Meet the Expert' section.
Readers can follow the journey of a penguin chick after she emerges from her egg and see how she grows. Featuring stunning photography of her Antarctic home, this picture book captures the first few months of a baby penguin's life.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 3-9.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
598.47139 RIC Book Junior Collection

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"An attractive penguin book for children in the primary grades." -- Booklist
What happens after a baby penguin emerges from her egg? Follow her journey and find out!

Meet a penguin chick and see how she grows. Developed in tandem with the American Museum of Natural History, and featuring stunning photography in the penguin's Antarctic home, this nonfiction picture book captures the first few months of a baby penguin's life and her transformation into adulthood. With fun and engaging text, Baby Penguin's First Waddles is sure to delight animal-loving kids.

This book is a continuation of our AMNH series, which includes Wolf Pups Join the Pack and Baby Dolphin's First Swim .

Author Notes

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world, with an annual attendance of 5 million. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 33 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes, approximately 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research. Researchers based in the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation work with local communities and partners around the world to transform knowledge into conservation action. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils, or visit online at

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

A year in the life of a newly hatched emperor penguin is described in engaging present-tense text. As the chick grows into an independent year-old adult, the straightforward text explains penguins' food, habitat, skills, adaptations, and threats from global warming. Numerous large, up-close photos of penguins in action help document the penguin's early life and add to the book's appeal for elementary-age animal lovers. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.