Friday, September 3, 2010

Pierre The Penguin Book Review & Giveaway


I LOVE reading and so do my children.  With school starting I have to read to my daughter every day.  It is nice having new books to keep her from getting bored.  We were so excited to read Pierre The Penguin- A True Story.  This is one book I know my children will never get bored with.

Pierre The Penguin is a story told by By I Spy children’s author, Jean Marzollo.  It was released in April from the California Academy of Science.  This is the true story of Pierre, a little African penguin.  Pierre lost his feathers a few years back and had problems as he could not keep warm.  Biologist Pam Schaller came up with a great idea to keep him warm- a wet suit inspired by her dog's rain jacket.  This heart warming tale is told in rhyme.  It contains beautiful artwork and also has questions at the end of the book with answers from Pam. 

We have read this book as a family many times and there is something special we really enjoy.  You are able to view the Live Penguin Cam on the Academy’s website where you can watch Pierre and other penguins!!  You are also able to visit the California Academy of Sciences where you can view the penguins in real life (I wish we lived closer!!)

This is a great family book that can be purchased from Amazon.

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One of my lucky readers will win a copy of Pierre the Penguin


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This contest will end Friday, September 17, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If the winner(s) do not claim their prize in the 48 hour period, a new winner(s) will be chosen at random

Disclaimer: I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary). I was provided with one book to be reviewed but this does not affect my review and opinion of the product(s)

69 comments:

  1. The California Academy of Sciences has a completely enclosed 4 story rainforest. That is amazing!

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  5. I watched the video to learn about ocean noise pollution. Before watching the video I never knew about the noise pollution.

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  6. They have a SuperNatural Festival around Halloween to meet all sorts of Creepy Crawly creatures! :-)

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  7. I learned that the Academy offers tours and has a beautiful rare gem collection (my son would love that).

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  12. I learned that they have a learning program that gives tours, daily programs, events, and lectures!!

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  35. I learned:

    The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.

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  36. they do penguins and pajamas sleepovers

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  37. Follow California Academy of Sciences on Twitter @phxbne

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  38. I visited the California Academy of Sciences and learned that the Academy has an albino alligator, and that he's turning 15 today (the 15th)!
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  46. I learned that the Academy is one of the world's leading scientific & cultural institutions.
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  54. I learned a lot including there is something called ocean pollution. They also do learning sleepovers.
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  55. It has a beautiful rare gem collection!

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  56. The deepest coral reef exhibit in the world, a 4-story tropical rainforest, a towering T-Rex skeleton, a colony of African penguins, a fully-immersive digital screen by which to fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe: These are just a handful of the many exciting venues, exhibits and animals found within the new Academy.

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  57. learned that it may be the greenest museum: "with a 2 ½ acre Living Roof, an expansive solar canopy, an extensive water reclamation system, and walls insultated with recycled blue jeans."
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  62. I learned that they have a SuperNatural Festival around Halloween, looks like fun! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  63. They teach the critical, life-sustaining role that water plays on Earth.

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