What I Learned from a Penguin

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A Rhyming Story about How to Help People Change and Think Positive!
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. and Jesse Payne


This children’s rhyming book is based on a true story as experienced by Dr. Amen himself. One day, while watching a penguin named Fat Freddy perform in a stunt show at a local amusement park, he was astonished to see the penguin perform so well.


Frustrated by his own son’s behavior, Dr. Amen decided to talk with the trainer after the show to find out how she got the penguin to follow all of her directions. Through clever rhyme and story telling, the trainer shares with Dr. Amen the power of positive reinforcement.


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A Rhyming Story about How to Help People Change and Think Positive!

Daniel G. Amen, M.D. and Jesse Payne

Too often, we pay attention to negative behavior and ignore the positive. We do this as parents, teachers, coaches, employers, siblings, and even as children! We are rarely taught the benefit and power of positive reinforcement. Instead, we focus on the negative and expect automatic change.

This children’s rhyming book is based on a true story as experienced by Dr. Amen himself. One day, while watching a penguin named Fat Freddy perform in a stunt show at a local amusement park, he was astonished to see the penguin perform so well.

Frustrated by his own son’s behavior, Dr. Amen decided to talk with the trainer after the show to find out how she got the penguin to follow all of her directions. Through clever rhyme and story telling, the trainer shares with Dr. Amen the power of positive reinforcement.

Though designed with elementary school students in mind, this story has taught people of all ages a valuable, life-changing lesson.

What I Learned from a Penguin

General age range: 3 - Adult

Hard cover book, 30 pages