The PENGUIN –
There’s a whimsical little book with a whimsical little verse, Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! by Bob Barner…
The text opens young readers to very interesting Penguin facts in a rhyming way that tantalizes the imagination… such as Penguins live in both cold and warm places, Penguins have a natural camouflage that keeps predators away, Penguins actually toboggan to the sea, a Penguin honks to locate its mate, and so much more.
Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! also includes a colorful Penguin Puzzler that tells us Who eats Penguins? – What do Penguins eat? – How do Penguins move? – What do Penguins say? – and Why do Penguins look the way they do?
And there’s a Penguin Parade addendum with the same whimsical illustrations AND information on 17 species of Penguins.
This is one book that combines both the literature part with real-life facts in a very fun way… and a couple more little tidbits might be fun, too, for your kids and grandkids:
-The name Penguin comes from the Welsh term pen + gwyn meaning head-white.
– Penguins mate for life.
– Penguins do not fly, but they are birds.
– A group of Penguins is a colony or a rookery.
– Mate selection is up to the female Penguin, and the females compete for the males.
– A Penguin nest of eggs is called a clutch.
– With the exception of the Emperor Penguin, male and female partners take turns incubating eggs, allowing each mate to leave to feed for several days at a time.
– Both Penguin parents feed the chicks regurgitated food. Adults recognize and feed only their own chicks.
Ah. The Penguin in real-life.
Reading the book Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! with your kids and grandkids, with a little knowledge of the Penguin in real-life, gives you so much to discuss… and your kids so much to think about as they embrace the literature.
The story gives us a great opportunity to talk with our kids about Penguins… and the wonder of these interesting birds.
Join me here each day in August for AUGUST TWEET-TWEETS on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids! A little fun, a little learning and a bit of “tweet-tweet”!