The Emperor's Egg - by Martin Jenkins
The devotion of the male Emperor penguin to the raising of its young is a story worthy of awe. For two entire months, without any food, the male Emperor nestles the fragile egg on his feet, tucked securely into his rich fur. The temperatures are brutal, and only by strategic care and attention will the precious chick survive to hatch. The text and illustrations of this book work well to introduce this remarkable feat to young children.