Monday, October 26, 2009

Character Profiles Part 4. Who is Edna the Octopus?

Who is Edna the Octopus?

The better question would be who isn't Edna the octopus?

Edna is a cute little octopus who represents the goodness in all of us; the goodness that we hide from society because we do not want to seem to vulnerable. Edna has 8 tentacles, 2 of which she uses to walk and the other 6 she uses to hug everybody who wants or needs a hug. Edna does not have a bad bone in her body. She loves the world and everybody in it, spending her free time helping anybody who needs it. The only negative trait about Edna is that she gives too much of herself to everybody and does not do enough for herself. Edna is just as special as everybody else and she should take care of herself better. Edna needs to learn to take care of herself as well as her friends. This is a lesson that other people in the world struggle with as well. Giving too much of yourself is almost as bad as not doing enough for others. In life we should have a happy balance where we do nice things for everybody including ourselves.

Stay tuned for Part 5 of Character Profiles where we highlight the next character in the "Joey the Penguin" series, "Gills the shark".

Have a great week!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Character Profiles Part 3. Who is Squeedo the Squid?

Who is Squeedo the Squid?

Squeedo is a tough acting little squid that believes you have to always act cool for people to like you. He is a little insecure in the fact that he doesn't realize that his friends like him for him and not for the way that he acts. In reality Squeedo isn't very tough at all. In fact, inside he is quite the opposite. He is afraid that the animals wouldn't like the squid that he really is. The sad part is that they do and he would enjoy his day a lot better if he learned this simple lesson. All of the Antarctic friends are helping Squeedo to realize this which should serve as a lesson to all boys and girls out there that it is important to be yourself, because being yourself is always the coolest way to be.

Stay tuned for Part 4 of Character profiles where we will be discussing Edna the Octopus. :)

Be well,


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Character Profiles Part 2. Who is Preston the Polar Bear?

Who is Preston the Polar Bear?

Preston is an easy going polar bear from Canada that doesnt get too excited about much except for one thing. Global Warming. He knows that Global warming is causing his fellow polar bears to run out of ice which means that pretty soon they will have nowhere to live. Because of this Preston is an advocate of preventing pollution and living Green. Preston will preach to anybody who will listen to the importance of reducing, reusing and of course recycling. An example of reducing would be not to let the water run when you are brushing your teeth. Preston understands that if we minimize the amount of energy and resources that we waste, recycle everything that we can and use products over and over gain when we can, then we can really make a difference in the world. Preston believes that it it is time to save the planet, and we can if we follow those three easy steps known as the three R's. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Preston believes that we can fight Global Warming by being Green and we can do this one animal at a time. :)

Stay tuned for next week as we continue with Part 3 of the series, " Who is Squeedo the squid?"


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Character Profiles Part 1. Who is Joey The Penguin?

Who is Joey the Penguin?

Joey is a happy energetic little penguin that believes anything is possible in life if you truly believe that it is. His attitude is infectious and all of his friends live better lives when they hang around Joey. When they feel negative or down and out, Joey can always cheer them up, because when you hang around somebody who believes so strongly in something, you can't help but start beleiving in it too. Although the Joey the penguin book is primarily for children between the ages of 4- 10. Joey is a positive role model for children and adults of all ages. He serves to show the world, that it is time to stop worrying about your future and remove your self limiting beliefs.

Believe in yourself, Visualize how you want your world and take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to help you succeed in your journey. :)

Stay tuned for Part 2 in the series. "Who is Preston the Polar Bear?"


Monday, September 14, 2009

Character profiles

Hey Everybody,

It has been awhile since the last post. Thing have been busy with vacations and such. Now that it is September and everything is back in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to reintroduce the characters of Joey. In the weeks to come I will have a post for each character describing them to get a better understanding of how each character brings their own spark to the "Joey the Penguin" series.

Cheers ,


Sunday, April 19, 2009

10 Cool things about Penguins!

Penguins have become quite popular around the world and in the media these days, but there are still a lot of interesting facts about penguins that the average person does not know. Here are 10 cool and interesting facts about these beautiful and cuddly creatures.

1. Penguins can drink salt water.

Penguins can drink salt water because they have special supraorbital glands around their eye sockets that filter excess salt from the bloodstream. The salt is excreted in a concentrated fluid from the nasal passages (grooves in their bill).

2. There are 17 living species of penguins.

In alphabetical order the common names along with their species names are as follows:

Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus)
Chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica)
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri)
Erect-crested penguins (Eudyptes sclateri)
Fiordland penguins (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus)
Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Gentoo penguins(Pygoscelis papua)
Humboldt penguins(Spheniscus humboldti)
King penguins(Aptenodytes atagonicus)
Little (Blue) penguins(Eudyptula minor)
Macaroni penguins(Eudyptes chrysolophus)
Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus)
Rockhopper penguins(Eudyptes chrysocome)
Royal penguins(Eudyptes schlegeli)
Snares penguins(Eudyptes robustus) Yellow-eyed penguins(Megadyptes antipodes).

3. Penguins are warm blooded.

Penguins are birds, and birds are warm blooded, just like people. They have a normal body temperature of about 100 degrees F. Due to extreme temperatures where you will see Penguins live, you will often see groups of penguins huddled together helping each other to stay warm. Their bodies also help with an insulated, thick layer of blubber and a dense network of waterproof plumage.

4. Emperor Penguins are the most well known of all the Penguins.

The Most popular penguin is the Emperor Penguin. these are the penguins that were showcased in the hit movie, "Happy Feet". The Emperor Penguin is the largest living species of penguins, it can hold its breath for up to 20 minutes and it is known to endure the harshest conditions on earth in its home in the Antarctic. The Emperor Penguin raises its chicks in the coldest, darkest months when temperatures can reach as low as -60c.

5. The smallest penguin is called the Little Blue Penguin.

The Little Blue Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin is the smallest of the penguin species. The head and upper parts of its body are indigo in color and its size is approximately 43 cm (16 in) tall weighing about 1 kg (2.2 lb). They can be found along the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand and have an average lifespan of 6.5 years.

6. The Yellow-eyed Penguin is the rarest of all penguins.

The Yellow-eyed Penguin is thought to be the rarest of all penguins. Yellow-eyed Penguins are currently considered Endangered – their population had dwindled due to destruction of their habitat along the coastline of New Zealand – however new conservation efforts are now in place.

7. The Chinstrap Penguins are some of the boldest and most aggressive penguins.

They often are found living in large colonies on icebergs in the open sea. They get their name from a small black band that goes around their heads which gives the impression that they are wearing a helmet.

8. The Snares Island Penguin is the only type of penguin known to build their nests in trees.

The Snares Island Penguin found on the forested beaches of the remote Snares Islands located off the southern coast of New Zealand have been known to build their nests in trees.

9. A nest of penguin eggs is called a clutch.

Clutch is the term that referes to a nest of penguin eggs. These "clutches" normally contain two eggs which offers a better chance of at least one chick surviving. The exception to the two eggs scenario is with the Emperor and King Penguins which only lay one egg at a time.

10. The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin species which actually lives in the tropics.

The Galapagos Penguin lives on the islands of the Galapagos off the coast of Ecuador on the equator, where the temperature can rise to 38c (100f). In order to remain cool they swim and hunt in the cold waters of the Humboldt Current during the day and sleep and nest on land during the cool nights. They hold their flippers out to allow the heat to escape their body and will cover their feet with their flippers to prevent them getting sunburned.

To hang out and play games with a cool animated penguin called Joey and his Antarctic friends please come and visit

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Free Coloring Pages at Joey The Penguin!!!

Hey Everybody!

Sign up at and you can then download your 10 free coloring pages. They are all in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them off with your printer as much and whenever you like.

Join in and help to color all of the animals that live in the Antarctic. :)

See you there!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Joey the Penguin Books are now available at Frog Hollow Books!!

Hey everybody,

For those of you living in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia, Canada, Joey the Penguin books can now be purchased locally at Frog Hollow Books in the Park lane Mall. The address is as follows:

Frog Hollow Books
5657 Spring Garden Road Halifax

Cheers and happy reading!!