Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Birdday Tacky by Helen Lester- ADVISABLE

Lester, Helen Happy Birdday Tacky! Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, 32 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.  It’s Tacky the Penguin’s Birdday and his friends want to make it the best birdday ever!  They spend hours working on cards, songs, presents, ice cream and cake.  They even book a surprise entertainer, Twinklewebs theDance Queen from Iglooslavia. While all of the birdday preparations are going on, Tacky invents another one of his quirky and hilarious dances: The Flapwaddle Dance. While practicing his new dance, Tacky is summoned to the party.  It seems that anything that can go wrong at the party does go wrong. But Tacky takes no notice and begins to show his friends his new dance and he eventually saves the day.  This is another great addition to the Tacky series.  I am partial to the first book.  Sequels, including this one, are funny, colorful and bright, but Tacky the Penguin is simply one of the best books out there. Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE. Reviewer: SL.

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