Overview

Penguin's tired of the snow and cold--so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?

Seasoned illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring this favorite character to life, ensuring that readers will be clamoring for more Penguin stories--whether they find their home in the cold or the warm.
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Penguin on Vacation

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Overview

Penguin's tired of the snow and cold--so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?

Seasoned illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring this favorite character to life, ensuring that readers will be clamoring for more Penguin stories--whether they find their home in the cold or the warm.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Yoon's story of an unlikely interspecies friendship is both funny and sweet . . . let's hope that, as the Antarctic Ambassador of Friendship, Penguin, too, shall return in more adventures." —Horn Book

"Crisp illustrations that capture a genuinely loving heart . . . a strong if whimsical choice for those separated from loved ones." —Kirkus Reviews on Penguin and Pinecone

"Yoon’s cute, boldly lined characters and graphic compositions tell the story in a series of spots, full-page images, and thought bubbles. This picture book, like many before it, proves that love comes in many forms." —Booklist on Penguin and Pinecone

Book"Readers will respond to this warm tale of finding love." —Kirkus Reviews on Penguin in Love

Children's Literature - Stephanie R. Pearmain
Cold weather vacations can be fun, but Penguin is ready for something different. He seeks out the beach where he befriends Crab who teaches him how things work in the tropics. Together they frolic in the sand and in the water. Sadly, Penguin must return home. He is delighted when Crab shows up at his frozen home for a chilly getaway. Once again they have a delightful time and Crab leaves Penguin a special sea shell so he can hear the sound of the beach. This is a very fun book with vibrant, colorful illustrations. The illustrations show what different climates have to offer and the blossoming of a sweet new friendship as Crab and Penguin build sandcastles, ride the waves, toss the beach ball, and dive from icebergs. Crab is adorable in his cold weather gear — earmuffs and scarf and Penguin embraces the tropical with his flowery lei. Reviewer: Stephanie R. Pearmain
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Penguin is back and this time he's going somewhere tropical. He needs a break from the snow, so he packs his suitcase, waves good-bye to his grandpa, and hops on an ice floe to a beach vacation. He soon learns that he cannot ski, sled, or skate on sand. Luckily, he meets Crab, who shows him all the fun one can have at the beach-building sand castles, playing beach ball, climbing coconut trees, surfing, etc. "But all vacations come to an end," so Penguin heads home, but he soon discovers, to his delight, that Crab has come along. After all, crabs need vacations, too, and Penguin shows his friend all the fun things to do in his snowy home. At the end of his visit, Crab writes that he "shell return" (yes, on a shell) and one day he does. Yoon's crisp and clean Photoshop illustrations add depth, whimsy, and action to the text. Penguin in a stripped bathing suit circa 1920 and Crab wearing a scarf and mittens should not be missed. Yoon spins a simple and enjoyable story of friendship and adventure that will work well in storytime or for individual sharing.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
Kirkus Reviews
This delightful companion to Penguin and Pinecone (2012) presents another parable of friendship, this time with an exotic tropical crab. Penguin is tired of snow. Yearning for something exciting, he decides to head for a sandy beach. He packs his bag and floats north on an iceberg. But this new adventure isn't quite what he expected. He can't ski or sled or even skate on sand. When a curious red crab sees Penguin's distress, he asks, "Are you lost?" "No, I'm on vacation," says the frustrated and bewildered bird. Crab takes Penguin under his claw and shows him the ropes. The joys of the beach become clear to Penguin with Crab's friendship, as they play the sunny days away together. All vacations come to an end, though, and it is soon time for Penguin to return home. But now Crab needs a vacation! The new friends switch roles, allowing Penguin to teach Crab all the wintry wonders of his previously boring home. With her signature thick lines, pure colors and scratchy textures, Yoon creates a beach backdrop to showcase Penguin's tender personality. When the book begins, perceptive readers might recognize a tinge of loneliness in Penguin, and they will see how having a friend makes even the familiar seem more exciting. Lesson learned: The magic of friendship does not depend on where you are or what you are doing--it is about being together and learning from each other. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802735737
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 202,641
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Salina Yoon has written/illustrated more than 100 books for children. Her awards include the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Book Award, for both TOYS and ROCK & ROLL COLORS (Scholastic). OPPOSNAKES (S&S) was a 2009 finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year. www.salinayoon.com
Author location: San Marcos, CA
Salina Yoon has written/illustrated more than 100 books for children. Her awards include the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Book Award, for both TOYS and ROCK & ROLL COLORS (Scholastic). OPPOSNAKES (S&S) was a 2009 finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year. www.salinayoon.com
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