In Ella Bailey‘s follow-up to ‘One Day on our Blue Planet… In the Savannah‘ this time, she focusses her attention on the open southern waters of the Antarctic, through the eyes of a young Adélie penguin chick.
Another sympathetically presented piece of non-fiction, cleanly executed for a much younger audience.
As the day breaks in the Antarctic, our intrepid chick leaves her nest for the first time.
Her Mother feeds her her last meal as she sets out to the icy seas to explore further. But how will she fare?
She seeks out a plentiful source of food including krill, squid and fish.
As the bitter night begins, the Adélie penguin chick rests on the floating ice until a new sun rises, on another day in our blue planet.
The end papers alone are an education, filled with facts and packed with a plethora of animals, birds and mammals to explore and pore over.
We cannot wait for the next day we visit another, different corner of our blue planet.