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Pat Jacobs

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Take a look at life in the coldest places on Earth. Find out why a day at the North or South Pole lasts for twelve months, what Antarctica can teach us about space, and why someone paid almost $6,000 for a broken biscuit. You will discover fascinating facts about the creatures that live in the world's deep freeze: meet Antarctica's largest land animal—a wingless fly a quarter of an inch long; find out why polar bears aren't really white and where you might find twelve-legged spiders the size of dinner plates.

Did you know that the South Pole was once covered by forests where dinosaurs roamed or that skeletons of human-sized penguins have been found in Antarctica? I WONDER WHY PENGUINS CAN'T FLY explores the past, present, and future of the Arctic and Antarctic, explaining why the ice is like a time machine and what could happen if it melts.

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Pat Jacobs

I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly / Pat Jacobs / Kingfisher

Price: $12.99 / ISBN: 978-0753465189 / Published: February, 2011

Ages 5-8 / Nonfiction Picture Book

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