I have a young lady in my family who absolutely LOVES these amazing creatures. What better way to celebrate the cuteness of our amazing feathered friends, than by honouring them with their very own awareness day.
World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April each year, as this is roughly the date of this amazing creatures annual, northward migration.
You can pay homage to World Penguin Day by finding out more about Protecting Antarctica’s Marine Environment on the Greenpeace website.
- Penguins can dive to a depth of 1,850 feet (565 meters). Deeper than any other bird!
- Penguins are good listeners. They can find a family member in a crowd of 80,000.
- Penguins spend 75% of their life at sea.
Right now there is an opportunity to protect these amazing animals by helping establish the world’s two largest sanctuaries at sea around Antarctica. Adding your voice will help protect countless penguins, whales, seals and nearly 10,000 other incredible species.
Learn more | Sign the Greenpeace petition
You can also get involved in the chat on Twitter using the tag
#WorldPenguinDay or just help to raise awareness for the plight of the Penguin by posting a cute Penguin picture, or sending a Penguin e-card to get people talking.
I’ve been browsing Amazon on your behalf too and found these penguin related goodies – all are priced at under ten pounds! Just click on the picture to be whisked away to the relevant page on Amazon.
What about this fantastic waterproof watch by Eleoption, perfect for the young penguin lover in your family. Did you know that being able to tell the time is one of the National Curriculum’s learning objectives in mathematics/numeracy, so this is an educational item as well as a cute penguin one (plus it’s in my favourite colour – purple!) 😉
And while the Tonsee stress toy isn’t fluffy, it has been highly rated by many Amazon reviewers and apparently releases a pleasing fragrance to calm those frayed nerves – hopefully not pleasing to penguins as I doubt many of us would appreciate a mackerel or tuna aroma wafting around us.
I love looking at stationery, I found these penguin shaped paper clips by Midori and I actually bought some for my penguin obsessed niece last Christmas – they were a huge success.
Now, as I post book reviews regularly on this blog, I thought I’d better have a look and see what penguin related literature I could find, I haven’t read/bought either of these myself so, if you have, please let me know what you think of them.
Available in print format – Large Print, 18 Aug 2016
Thirty colouring pages filled with nothing but penguins. Perfect for any penguin lover.
Vivid colours, great illustrations and imagination are all you need to keep calm and relaxed!
Each picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page so no need to worry about smudging.
Available in print, ebook and audio formats
‘I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time’
Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn’t need is a pet. What he really doesn’t need is a pet penguin.
Set against Argentina’s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom’s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it’s as the rugby team’s mascot, the housekeeper’s confidant, the host at Tom’s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets – in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other…
The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe – for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.
Oh, before I go, I just wanted to let you know that I am part of the Amazon UK Associates Program. I don’t work for Amazon, I’m just a woman who loves to blog and share stuff but Amazon (and I) want make sure that you understand that the Amazon UK links that I’ve included in this post are “commercial” in nature.