Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!
Frequent Speech Sounds:
The Emperor’s Egg
Key Teaching Concepts
mate, lay, island, waddled, hatch, miserable, snuggle, shuffle, huddle, trundles, horizon, trumpeting, racket, pleased, call, sick
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Why do you think the mother penguin is eating as much as she can?
What do you think that shape is?
Why do you think the mother penguin went to the sea?
What do you think is inside of the egg?
How do you think the father penguin keeps the egg warm?
How do you think the father penguin feels about having to stay and keep the egg safe?
What do you think will happen when they get to a slippery slope?
What do you think is making the chipping sound?
How do you think he will feed the chick?
What do you think that dot is?
Now that the mother penguin is back, what do you think the father penguin will do?
If you are interested in seeing other winter books to use in therapy, then check out the Seasonal Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.