Maynor, Megan Ella and Penguin Stick Together, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet. PICTUREBOOK. Harper Collins, 2016. $17.99. Content: G.
Ella has some glow in the dark stickers, but the closet is too scary to go into to see if they work, so Ella and Penguin try other places like behind the shower curtain and under a laundry basket, but eventually have to be brave enough to go into the dark closet to see the magic of the glow in the dark stickers.
This is a story about supporting your friends and being patient with them. It is a good book for talking about being afraid of the dark. Penguin is adorable, but I couldn’t help wishing Penguin was another child, rather than an animal. Oh, and it doesn’t actually glow - that was very disappointing. Some glow in the dark stickers would have made this so much better.
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