Tacky Goes to Camp (Tacky the Penguin)
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Includes lyrics to the official Camp Whoopihaha song!
Tacky Goes to Camp Helen Lester * * * Tacky Goes to Camp To Betty Gallagher, who after many years in kindergarten deserves to go to camp! —H.L. Text copyright © 2009 by Helen Lester Illustrations copyright © 2009 by Lynn Munsinger All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children is an imprint
Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect— and Tacky— at CAMP WHOOPIHAHA! Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly and Perfect had packed carefully. They brought ... Tacky brought... They wore nifty uniforms with their names on them. And every night they slept in real tents. How campy! At Whoopihaha their days were filled with wonderful activities. Rock climbing. Synchronized swimming. Archery. Arts and crafts. Tacky's personal favorite was a game he invented called
Tippy Canoe and Tacky Too. But the best activity of all came one evening. It was Sleep Under the Stars Night. The penguins gathered around the crackling fire and sang the camp song*: We're penguins—we cannot ride horses Because our legs weren't put on long. But other than that we're perfection— Just hear us as we sing our song. Whoopi, Whoopi, Whoopihaha ho-ho hee-hee Whoopi, Whoopi, Whoopihaha ho-ho. (pause) Hee-hee. *To the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" Then it
their flippers over their ear-places. Then it was Tacky's turn. He announced, "I orey is alled 'Eware uh Air.'" He unstuck his s'morey beak and began again. "My story is called 'Beware the Bear.'" That sounded promising. Tacky began, "Once upon a time the penguins were gathered around the campfire when they heard a THUD ... THUD ... THUD ... THUD— And a Great Growly Voice called out 'Beware the bear.'" Tacky's companions shivered a little. "The voice came closer. 'BEWARE THE
was A BEAR. A BEAR TO BEWARE OF. "Something smells yummy," growled the bear. He helped himself to one marshmallow, two squares of chocolate, three graham crackers, and four s'more toasting sticks. Then he ate the picnic basket, gobbled up the guitar, and swallowed a fire log. Whole. "NOT YUMMY!" he bellowed. "AND I'M STILL HUNGRY IN MY TUMMY!" He hovered over Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect. The penguins always did everything as a group, and what this group needed to