Pierre the Penguin: A True Story

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Sleeping Bear Press, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When Pierre, an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, begins to lose his feathers, the zoostaff 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 zoo pool. And the other penguins start to shy away, giving Pierre the "cold" shoulder. Unfortunately, heaters and medications fail to correct the situation.But one rainy day, inspiration strikes a biologist named Pam. While walking her dog in the rain, Pam notes thather pet wears a raincoat. Could a "raincoat," or wet suit, help Pierre?A tiny neoprene wet suit is designed especially for Pierre. But will it work?Told in rhyme by noted I SPY author Jean Marzollo, thistrue story of veterinary ingenuity charmingly comes to life.Jean Marzollo has written more than 100 children's books, includingthe award-winning I SPY series. With a graduate degree from Harvard,she has taught school, written books about teaching and parenting, andwas the editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out kindergarten magazine for20 years. Jean lives in upstate New York.Nationally known for her many award-winning children's books thatfeature exotic flora and fauna, Laura Regan's artwork has been used toraise funds for many wildlife organizations. She is the illustrator of A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet. Laura lives in the Bay Area in California.

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User Review  - flemmily - LibraryThing

This is the true story of Pierre the Penguin, who lives at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Pierre is stressed out, and begins losing his feathers. He can't swim ... Read full review

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User Review  - jenniferbogart - LibraryThing

Did you know that April 25th is World Penguin Day? It correlates with the beginning of the annual northward migration of penguins. Missed it? Don’t feel bad, we did too (stomach flu). But for penguin ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jean Marzollo was born Jean Martin in Manchester, Connecticut on June 25, 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a master's degree in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught high school English for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. She was the editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine Let's Find Out for twenty years. Her first book for parents, Learning Through Play, was published in 1972 and her first children's book, Close Your Eyes, was published in 1978. She wrote over 150 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She died in her sleep of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 75.

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