My Penguin Osbert: Book and Toy Gift Set

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"Pure Christmas magic." — THE HORN BOOK

Every Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa, but they’ve had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one—but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants, and on Christmas morning, he finds a living, breathing penguin named Osbert under the tree. Will anything in Joe’s life ever be the ...

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Overview

"Pure Christmas magic." — THE HORN BOOK

Every Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa, but they’ve had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one—but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants, and on Christmas morning, he finds a living, breathing penguin named Osbert under the tree. Will anything in Joe’s life ever be the same? Now in a smaller hardcover edition, this hilarious romp through the land of be-careful-what-you-wish-for comes with its very own Osbert plush toy, in a beautiful package that makes for an utterly charming (and easy to care for) holiday gift.

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Tired of not getting exactly what he wants from Santa Claus, a little boy sends very specific instructions for a pet penguin. Of course, we must be careful what we wish for, since that wish just might come true. At first he is delighted with Osbert, his penguin. However, as the days pass, he realizes how difficult this gift is. The penguin has to go out in bitterly cold weather, take cold baths, and eat cold creamed herring for breakfast. Another letter to Santa soon sets things right. Osbert discovers he would rather live at the zoo. Next Christmas is still eleven months away, but it is none too soon for our little boy, who already knows what he wants. Humor abounds in both the text and illustrations as our little hero does not learn his lesson. This book is light and enjoyable, conveying the subtle message that Santa knows best what we should get. This boxed set includes a plush penguin wearing the name tag "Osbert" and a small version of the original book. The plush animal "meets or exceeds" U.S. Manufacturing standards and is safe for little ones since the eyes are embroidered. This will make a sweet little Christmas gift. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763636838
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2007
  • Edition description: Gift
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 657,083
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.23 (w) x 8.13 (h) x 3.45 (d)

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