Saturday, June 16, 2012


[Update: I'm required by the new FTC guidelines to tell you right now that this post includes Amazon Affiliate links. I choose the reviewed books myself, from the local library or my own bookshelf.]

The author-illustrator of Penguin, Polly Dunbar, is a totally new discovery for us. We've checked out several of her books now, and every one (so far) has been absolutely charming.

In Penguin, a little boy named Ben gets a penguin for his birthday. But Penguin won't say anything, no matter what Ben does. Ben tries tickling the penguin, dancing with the penguin, shooting the penguin into outer space on a rocket ship...but Penguin stays still and silent as, well, a toy.

That is, until a big, blue lion eats Ben. Penguin comes to the rescue, and then...well, you'll have to read the story.

This story is good not just as a cute story about a boy and his penguin, but also as a story about friendship.

Penguin is available from Amazon
Written and illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Approximate age range: 3-6

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