It is like Christmas. Or the day the Scholastic book order arrived in my classroom! I forgot some of the books I bought: some great used books on cycling and World War I. In among the treasures lay a book called Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra. Enjoy the poem below while you watch the video from YouTube.
Penguins First Swim by Judy Sierra
Ten little penguins all in a line–
One jumps in, and now there are nine.
Nine little penguins, how they hesitate–
One tumbles in, and now there are eight.
Eight little penguins pushin’ and shovin’–
One slides in, and now there are seven.
Seven little penguins, scarcely more than chicks–
One slips in, and now there are six.
Six little penguins can’t decide to dive–
One falls i, and now there are five.
Five little penguins huddle on the shore–
One flops in, and now there are four.
Four little penguins fidget fearfully–
One hops in, and now there are three.
Three little penguins wonder what to do–
One rolls in, and now there are two…
Two little penguins missing all the fun–
They both leap in, and now there are…
Ten little penguins, brave as they can be,
Splashing in the waves of the salty southern sea.