Pierre the Penguin: A True Story
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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