Take a refreshing plunge into Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (ages 3-7). The poems follow the lives of chicks in a colony of emperor penguins, from birth ("A Hatchling's Song") to antics that include "Penguins' First Swim" and "Belly Sliding." "Predator Riddles" describe the perils of killer whales and leopard seals. Adding to the fun are the bright, lively illustrations of Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey.

Reviewed by Alice Cary.

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