If You Were a Penguin by Florence MinorIf You Were a Penguin by Florence Minor

If You Were a Penguin

byFlorence Minor

Hardcover | December 23, 2008

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In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!

The short text by Florence Minor pairs perfectly with the gorgeous, detailed illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Wendell Minor. Fun facts about penguins are featured at the back of the book.

As Booklist said, "Whether it’s the comical waddle, the formal appearance of their plumage, or their well-documented devotion to their young, penguins hold an unending appeal for young children." Their review called If You Were a Penguin "dazzling," "vibrant," and "breathtaking"!

Florence Minor, a former film editor for ABC News, is the coeditor of Wendell Minor: Art for the Written Word. She is the author of Christmas Tree!, illustrated by Wendell Minor, which Kirkus Reviews praised for its "imaginative Christmas trees [and] poetic, rhyming text." This is her second picture book for children.
Title:If You Were a PenguinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.38 inPublished:December 23, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061130974

ISBN - 13:9780061130977

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sweet I bought this book for my son who loves penguins. This books is so cute. The illustrations are wonderful. My son loves this penguin story, loves me reading it to him over, over again.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute Great book for young readers.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect a cute little book to teach your young ones about this beautiful bird.
Date published: 2017-03-04

Editorial Reviews

“A playful and lightly informative look at the life of penguins...an excellent storytime addition.”