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Penguins
Submitted by: Karen Lagarde, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Splash! A penguin counting book by:Chester, Jonathan and Kristy Melvill
A counting book featuring photographs of Adele penguins in their natural habitat.
Penguins by:Cousteau Society
An introduction to the penguin, the unusual bird that cannot fly because its wings are too small.
Quickly, Quigley by:Gravois, Jeanne M.
No matter how quickly Quigley moves to keep up, he's never quick enough. And as he lags behind, his parents, his friends, and his teacher shout "Quickly, Quigley!" When will Quigley finally get a chance to slow down?
Tacky the penguin by:Lester, Helen
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek, graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Penguins in the fridge by:Moon, Nicoloa
Joe wants a pet. Joe's mother does not. Joe thinks up a way to get around this by creating penguins out of cardboard tubes who live in the fridge. Once Joe starts making penguins, he doesn't know when to stop!
I like it when... by:Murphy, Mary
A little penguin shares his favorite things with the one he loves most, his mother.
Please be quiet! by:Murphy, Mary
When a baby sleeps, everyone must keep quiet. But how can a young penguin have fun without making any noise?
Some things change by:Murphy, Mary
A little penguin finds that everything, from weather to water to feelings, can often change.
Penguin Pete's new friends by:Pfister, Marcus
When the older penguins won't let Pete fish with them, Pete goes off by himself and meets some new friends.
Penguins 123 by:Schafer, Kevin
Rhyming text and photographs of penguins teach the numbers one through twelve.
Penguins ABC by:Schafer, Kevin
Photographs of actual penguins represent the letters of the alphabet from " Antarctica" and " dive" to "ocean" and " waddle".
Songs
Penguin
Sing to the tune of "I'm a little teapot"
I'm a little penguin,
Two feet high.
I am a bird,
But I can't fly.
Look at how I swim
Out in the sea:
I'm as fast
As fast can be!

I'm a little penguin,
White and black,
White on my front,
And black in back.
Look at how I waddle
By the sea:
I'm as cute
As cute can be!

Taken from: 50 Thematic Piggyback Songs by Scholastic Professional Books page 42.
Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice. (hold up index fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice. (make fingers bow)
Waddle little penguins. Waddle away. (waddle fingers behind back)
Come back penguins. Time to play. (waddle fingers back to the front)
Taken from: Storytime Crafts by Kathryn Totten page 84
Baby Penguins
One baby penguin makes a wish. (hold up one finger, point to the stars)
Two baby penguins catch a fish. (hold up two fingers, clap hands together)
Three baby penguins slip and slide. (hold up three fingers, slide feet)
Four baby penguins run and hide. (hold up four fingers, run in place)
Five baby penguins look around, calling Mamma! Mamma! Mamma! (hold up five fingers, hand above eyebrows)
Now they are found. (hug arms around self)
Taken from: Storytime crafts by Kathryn Totten page 84.
Craft
Make penguins using pattern from Storytime Crafts by Kathryn Totten Page 85.

Or: Make penguins out of toliet paper rolls, using the pattern provided at the end of Penguins in the Fridge by Nicola Moon.
Other
Introduce a penguin puppet to children. Tell them the penguin came for a visit because they heard we were having a penguin storytime at the library today. Invite the penguin to sit in a place of honor so they can listen to the stories with the children. At the end of storytime let the children pet the penguin.