The format of Could a Penguin Ride a Bike has king penguins interacting with children in silly ways that will appeal to young readers. However, while they are laughing, they are also learning about penguins. The tone of the writing is a little reminiscent of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, as a situation is presented followed by the things that are wrong and flows easily. But after the laugh, correct information is provided.
"What if a baby penguin came for dinner? He might try to eat everything!"
"An adult penguin eats about 50 fish a day, but a chick needs to eat about 200!"
|King Penguin Biodome|
(photo by Jeanette Larson)
(Photo licensed under Creative Commons)
and someday I hope to see penguins in Antarctica. I can dream! In the meantime check out this book and some of the penguin cams available, like the one from the Audubon Aquarium of the America.