Baby Penguins Everywhere!

Board Book | October 17, 2013

byMelissa GuionIllustratorMelissa Guion

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Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins?

One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work, and what she could really use is just a moment alone. Yet as newcomer Melissa Guion reminds us in her adorable debut picture book, alone time is all well and good, but, it''s family time that''s best of all.

Perfect for any mama penguin with a family, or classroom, full of mischievous little ones. And perfect for toddlers who will smile over all the little penguins and the silliness that ensues.

Praise for Baby Penguins Everywhere!

“‘Once there was a penguin…’ begins this story of the joys and difficulties that come with parenthood. . . .  Superb composition leads readers from page to page, showcasing the birds’ antics. Spreads showing them playing in the snow, jumping rope, and tumbling are especially effective, and children will enjoy looking from group to group, discovering the variety of sports. This title can be used to talk about family, friends, and the occasional need to be alone.”—School Library Journal
 
“[W]atercolor illustrations delight in the penguins’ sheer cuteness. A sweet picture-book treatment of penguins and parenting.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Guion''s debut uses adorable penguins to salute the idea of taking time to recharge. . . They create instant, exuberant chaos, frolicking with scarves and waving their stumpy wings in the air. It''s easy to enjoy their fun: Guion''s forms are simple but expressive, and her spreads convey gentle excitement."—Publishers Weekly
 

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From the Publisher

Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins?One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very t...

Author-illustrator Melissa Guion grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey, and Baltimore, Maryland. Her first picture book, Baby Penguins Everywhere!, was selected for The Original Art 2012 by the Society of Illustrators. Melissa is also a writer for Tom Tom, the world’s only magazine dedicated to female drummers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit Melissa Guion at www.melissaguion.com and follow her on Twitt...

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Format:Board BookDimensions:28 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:October 17, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399165169

ISBN - 13:9780399165160

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming story about penquins for 2-5 year olds One penguin was all alone and feeling very lonely, until she found a hat floating in the water and out popped a baby penguin. Then another and another, and more and more until the penguin wasn’t lonely anymore. She was very busy playing with the little penguins, watching over them as the penguins ran here and there, and everywhere doing what little penguins do. Soon she was tired, absolutely exhausted, and needed some time alone. And that was okay, sometimes we need a moment or two to recharge, but it’s much more fun to be with others. This delightful book will entertain little ones with its cute watercolor pictures depicting different things the penguins are doing, as well as with the story. Melissa Guion’s debut book is a treasure with an explanation that sometimes a person needs some time to be alone, but being with others is much more enjoyable. I met Melissa at Cincinnati’s Books by the Banks in October. She was every bit as charming as her book. To learn more about this multi-talented author-illustrator visit Melissa on her web page Melissa Guion, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Goodreads.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story! My son loves this book. I think that this book helped him understand the difference between playing with friends and having some time alone and the importance of it. I love the story too!
Date published: 2014-05-20