'A sheer delight in every way'
"I wouldnʼt want to live there - Iʼd be cross because Iʼd be hungry.... If my Dad was sick in MY mouth, Iʼd spit it out! Iʼd be REALLY annoyed!"
'The lively text and Jane Chapman's wonderful illustrations will enthral youngsters'
School Library Journal
"I like the World picture. [Antarctica] is supposed to be much whiter in the middle because itʼs much, much colder. Iʼve seen it on the computer."
The Emperorʼs Egg
By Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Walker Books 1999
Imagine being stuck out in the middle of a blizzard with nothing to eat and an egg on your feet. It would be AWFUL wouldnʼt it? This book tells you all about how Emperor Penguins survive.
I looked at a lot of pictures of the Antarctic before I started painting, and I was amazed to see the incredible colours of the skies reflected in the snow. This is a very colourful book…..and it has a REALLY cute chick on the cover!
Winner - TES Junior Information Book Award
Winner - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
Nominated - National Science Teachers' Association/
Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
Association of Booksellers for Children Children's Choices Award
Working Mother Best Books of the Year
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards Program
Text © 1999 by Martin Jenkins. Illustrations © 1999 by Jane Chapman
Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Walker Books