Clackers: Penguin

Clackers: Penguin

by C. Nash, Luana Rinaldo
     
 

Follow Penguin and her friends through their busy day as they slide on the ice, toboggan through the snow, dive for fish, and surf back to land in time for bedtime preening. The lively text, colorful illustrations and sound effects all enhance the clacking noise of this format. And the story will teach little ones about penguin behavior.
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Follow Penguin and her friends through their busy day as they slide on the ice, toboggan through the snow, dive for fish, and surf back to land in time for bedtime preening. The lively text, colorful illustrations and sound effects all enhance the clacking noise of this format. And the story will teach little ones about penguin behavior.
Parents and caregivers are always looking for books that will engage babies and very small children, and this series fits the bill. And it's just the right size for little hands, diaper bags, strollers, and cribs. The colorful, simple illustrations make this a must-have for baby's first library.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Poor design and bland text sinks this bird dead in the water. This little penguin enjoys exploring with friends. Donning an adorable knitted pink hat (and nothing else), this snuggly tyke enjoys some independence before her parents prepare her for bed. The voice is relentlessly saccharine. "Penguin loves to play!" Uninspired sentences wade along, punctuated by forced cheer ("Wheeee!"; "Cowabunga!"). Rounded, smiling characters embody sheer cuddliness, but there's no depth in this slight romp across the ice. Layout choices are constrained by the book's small, penguin-shaped trim. Though the text reads horizontally, loosely shaped foam pages present a vertical outline of the webbed-foot youngster. There's a hole for small fingers to grasp in the top corner. Thick foam backings work well with the miniature format and allow the spreads to "clack" together. Unfortunately, the binding prevents most scenes from opening fully. This tiresome novelty sinks instead of swims. (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375871214
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Clackers Series
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
1,411,598
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 4.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

C. Nash is the pseudonym of a children's book editor who has written dozens of children's books. She lives and works in New York City.

Luana Rinaldo studied illustration in Milan and London. In addition to illustrating many children's books, her art has been published in magazines, greeting cards, stationery, and on children's clothes worldwide. Her work has been translated into more than 14 languages. Luana illustrated our first eight Clackers titles, Bee, Fish, Bunny, Duck, Monkey, Crocodile, Little Witch, and Black Cat, and lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

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