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Pierre the Penguin is a Star!

by michelle on Nov. 19th, 2010 No Comments

Our Academy’s own children’s book, Pierre the Penguin, was chosen as one of NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2011. Look for previous Outstanding Trade Books at www.nsta.org/ostb. In March, 2011, you will be able to read full reviews of the 2011 winners.

Pierre the PenguinWritten in rhyme by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by Laura Regan, Pierre the Penguin is a true story about our very own Pierre, a penguin who got in a jam.  When Pierre begins to lose feathers, the staff is at a loss as to what to do.  The lack of feathers causes Pierre to lose warmth, making him afraid to swim in the pool.  And the other penguins start to shy away.  Unfortunately, heaters and medications fail to correct the situation.  But one rainy day, inspiration strikes one of our biologists, Pam.  Can she help Pierre?  The story is charming, and the illustrations bring Pierre and his friends to life.

Bring penguins to life in your classroom:
Pierre and Homey

  • Check out what are penguins are up to on our penguin cams and penguin blog! The penguin cams feature 3 different live angles into the exhibit and the Academy biologists always have something new to share on the blog.
  • Listen to a feeding, live!  We broadcast our live feedings at 10:30 am and at 3:30 pm daily on Pacific Standard Time.  Head over to the penguin cam page and look to the right of the page.  Audio is only available during these feeding times.
  • Incorporate penguin themed science lessons into your curriculum with Fraction Penguin, and Have you Ever Seen a Penguin?
  • Add Pierre the Penguin to your classroom library.  You can purchase the book in the Academy Store or on Amazon.com.

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