Friday, February 3, 2017

Blue Penguin by Petr Horacek - ESSENTIAL

Horacek, Petr Blue Penguin, Candlewick, 2016. $15.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G

One day near the South Pole a blue penguin was born. He felt like a penguin, but all the other penguins told him he was different and not like them. The blue penguin tried to do all the things penguins do like jumping and diving, but could not do them well. Left behind by the other penguins, the blue penguin begins to sing in his loneliness and soon finds that while unlike other penguins, he has something beautiful to offer.

This beautifully illustrated book speaks to the differences we find among each other and what it means to accept those differences. Just because sometimes there are those who may appear to not fit in, everyone has their unique self that is worthwhile. This book teaches a valuable lesson that young readers will understand while they also enjoy the quirky story of a singing blue penguin.   


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