|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?