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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


From Penguins! by Gail Gibbons, 1998

What do you call a colony or the breeding place of certain animals like penguins and seals?  A rookery [rook-uh-ree].  I should have known that, as much as I love penguins, and as much as we hear about animal facts at our house from my son Nick.   I didn't learn the word until recently, though, and thought I would share it with you!

The penguin waddled across the rookery
toward his mate and their egg.

The crowded dance floor was like a rookery,
 filled with noise, commotion, and courting couples.

How would you use the word rookery?

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