Penguin Problems by JORY JOHNPenguin Problems by JORY JOHN

Penguin Problems

byJORY JOHNIllustratorLane Smith

Picture Books | September 27, 2016

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Have you ever thought: I have so many problems and nobody even cares? Well, penguins have problems too! Discover them in this hilarious collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales)!
This penguin has come to tell you that life in Antarctica is no paradise. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.
Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . . 
This book is sure to tickle kids’ funny bones and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud.
"We are all Mortimer [the main character in Penguin Problems]." —The New York Times

“Bursting with humor.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The snark level is cranked up high.” —The Horn Book, Starred
“Will be right at home with fans of Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat.” —Booklist
“Classic comedy.” —Publishers Weekly
“Rib-tickling.” —School Library Journal
JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You!, Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already!. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He is also the editor of Tha...
Title:Penguin ProblemsFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 8.88 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 8.88 × 0.38 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553513370

ISBN - 13:9780553513370


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is it a penguin problem A very simple read yet filled with a great underlying meaning. I bought this for my kinder class when I discover some of them were being very complain-y about little things. Now we have a saying in our class when they come complaining..."Is it a real problem or a penguin problem?". The kids have even found a way to help each other figure out if it was a "penguin problem". A favourite read for me and my kinders!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A 2016 favourite A quietly comical tale of pessimism and getting back on track. Well at least mostly . . .
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from hilarious My son found reading this book so funny and made him laugh
Date published: 2016-11-06

Editorial Reviews

"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."— Kirkus Reviews starred review

"The temperature may be below freezing, but the snark level is cranked up high
in this collaboration between funnymen John and Smith."— Horn Book starred review