I can't help but notice the overwhelming number of penguins in popular books and movies today. Once again it seems that Hollywood has taken a concept and tried to use it to death. Cute as they may be (including the one above, which I photographed at Brookfield Zoo), I'm a little tired of penguins. Are there not other creatures in the world? Some, perhaps, that we have never seen or heard about?
Then again, there is always the if-you-can't-beat-em-join-em mentality. I could write a mystery with a penguin protagonist; perhaps some bandwagon type would snatch it right up and sell it to kiddies in time for Christmas.
Am I wrong? Am I unfairly slandering penguins? Let me know your thoughts on penguin p.r. :)