"Guiberson's vivid prose fleshes out the bare bones of the penguin's life cycle.... Paley's collages of painted and cut papers provide exceptionally beautiful scenes."
--Booklist (Starred Review)
"In addition to the well-researched and well-organized text, most pages utilize onomatopoeia that is sure to be enjoyed by young readers.... Guiberson's book is sure to delight readers."
--School Library Journal
"The passing of the seasons and the maturing of the penguin young are told in language both poetic and gripping. Paley's stunning collages, made from her own hand-painted paper, depict adorably chubby penguins set against a haunting, icy landscape of blue, purple, turquoise, gray and rose."
"school and public libraries will find this title useful for elementary school science reports, and nature lovers will love the pictures."