Flipping Brilliant Little Gift Book

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The more you find out about penguins, the more they seem to have in common with another oddly endearing flightless biped. Namely, us. —Flipping Brilliant

Think March of the Penguins meets Life's Little Instruction Book by way of National Geographic.

Award-winning nature photographer Jonathan Chester captures the essence of the Antarctic's most popular residents to illustrate the similarities between penguins' ...

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The more you find out about penguins, the more they seem to have in common with another oddly endearing flightless biped. Namely, us. —Flipping Brilliant

Think March of the Penguins meets Life's Little Instruction Book by way of National Geographic.

Award-winning nature photographer Jonathan Chester captures the essence of the Antarctic's most popular residents to illustrate the similarities between penguins' lives and our own. Patrick Regan's clever narrative offers surprising insights and humorously entertaining life lessons.

The appeal of penguins is undeniable and universal. And we can learn a lot from these fat, funny birds. Lessons like: 

* The meek sleep alone,

* It's better to be smart than cute, and

* You can be too thin. (After all, the book explains, if the Olsen twins ever get locked in a walk-in cooler for days and are forced to live off their own body fat, they're goners. Penguins? They're good for months.)

Flipping Brilliant includes helpful environmental information about the penguin habitat and the effects of global warming, including Web sites that show how you can help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2010

    Adorable Little Book

    A great gift book - wonderful pictures and whimsical!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Brilliant!

    Cute penguins taught me a lot.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    A great book young and adult alike

    I found this book to be fun and inspirational. I gave it to my grandson who had turned twenty just to give him a different outlook on life with fun and also life lessons to be learned. I would recommend this little book to anyone looking at life with a sense of humor and perhaps being inspirational in a different way. I truly enjoyed it before I gave it to him and he also loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    Charming!

    I have an interest in penguins and picked up this book out of curiosity. I was blown away by the photographs and the simple yet brilliant inspiration provided by the authors. I keep this book on a small table in my office and encourage my co-workers to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2008

    Kids flip through the pages over and over...

    With 4 kids under 7 years old, this book appeals to all ages. While the prose appeals to the older kids, the photes are outstanding, and one of the kids will squeal with joy each time we read it. As the title adequately states: Brilliant.

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    Posted June 12, 2009

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