John, Jory Penguin Problems, illustrated by Lane Smith. PICTURE BOOK. Random House, 2016. $18.
The little penguin has nothing good to say about his day or about anything around him. A walrus comes along with some good advice – but the change in attitude only lasts so long.
I love the illustrations so much in this book, but I am not so thrille about the page after page after page after page of the penguin’s whining. Then the walrus (who I was hoping would eat the penguin) spouts out an overfull page of advice, which the penguin promptly ignores and goes back to complaining.
NOT RECOMMENDED. Cindy, Library Teacher