Baldwin, Christopher Little Dee and the Penguin Dial (Penguin), 2016. $10.99 GRAPHIC NOVEL Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
A vulture, a dog and a bear are friends in the forest. Things are
going alright until one day when they meet a lost penguin and a little girl
without a home named Dee. Suddenly they are in danger from polar bears, flying
off to exotic places, journeying by boat, having narrow escapes, and meeting
This book is hard not to like, the illustrations are ADORABLE.
But the story and the text are oddly mature with vocabulary and jokes that will
fall flat with the readers who would be interested in the book. With the South American
character there was just a lot of stereotypes that I was not ok with.
EL(K-3) – NO Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.