Penguin Post

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Milo is the youngest in a long line of Penguin Post penguins. But not for long—his mom has laid an egg, and now a new sibling is on the way. Milo's not sure how he feels about this, especially since delivering the mail has suddenly become his job. But bringing packages to his neighbors turns out to be more fun than Milo thought, and then a big surprise at the end of his route becomes the best delivery of all.
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Overview

Milo is the youngest in a long line of Penguin Post penguins. But not for long—his mom has laid an egg, and now a new sibling is on the way. Milo's not sure how he feels about this, especially since delivering the mail has suddenly become his job. But bringing packages to his neighbors turns out to be more fun than Milo thought, and then a big surprise at the end of his route becomes the best delivery of all.
From Debi Gliori, creator of the acclaimed No Matter What and illustrator of the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big, here is a sibling story for any child who has—or is expecting—a new brother or sister.

While his mother is looking for food and his father is tending their egg, a young penguin named Milo is charged with delivering the mail, not knowing that he is about to make a very special delivery.

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Milo is a dubious sibling-to-be in a family of penguin postal workers. Given the choice between keeping the egg warm and delivering the mail, he eagerly chooses the latter-not knowing that his father has mistakenly packed the egg in the red mailbag along with all the other deliveries (readers will easily spot the unmistakable oval bulge as Milo goes on his appointed rounds). The comforts and joys of family life are Gliori's (Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big) m tier, and her picaresque tale takes Milo to a panoply of fanciful addresses where infants are cherished, including the treetop hideaway of a moose who's ordered a papoose for her offspring and the hive of a mama bee (in a hilarious painting, Milo presents a mail-order sleeper for the multi-legged baby daughter). At first, Milo is unmoved by these scenes of bliss, and shrugs off inquiries about his own family's upcoming arrival. But when he climbs "a rickety rope ladder to the lonely place in the sky" and delivers thousands of baby stars to an ecstatic Stella Polaris, he realizes what his family needs-just in time to welcome his baby brother. Gliori appreciates the skepticism of her target audience, even if Milo's sudden change of heart seems abrupt. The wide-eyed, tuxedoed hero will enchant youngsters, who will pore over the wealth of clever details. The diminutive hero's determination to deliver his packages may well put readers in mind of a formal-attired Santa junior. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)
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PreS-Gr 1-Young Milo, "the youngest in a long line of Penguin Post penguins," is unsure about the new baby on the way. While his father keeps the egg warm and his mother goes out in search of food, Milo helps out by delivering the mail. At each stop, his customers are awaiting packages containing baby items and ask about the egg. Some of his neighbors are unrealistically out of place, though, as they are found in northern regions, and penguins inhabit only the Southern Hemisphere. (Other customers, such as Cool Cat and Mrs. Tiffle, a bee, are unlikely to live on icebergs.) The plot takes a peculiar turn when Milo climbs a ladder into the sky to deliver baby stars to Stella Polaris, the North Star. She grants him a wish just as he hears a "CRACK" and realizes that the egg has been in his bag all along. In the end, Milo is happy about his new sibling and delighted about the package he receives addressed to a "very special brother" from all of the creatures he has visited. The full-page cartoon illustrations in cool shades of green and blue are filled with humorous touches, but the problematic narrative holds little interest and doesn't have much to offer older siblings-to-be.-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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With characteristic warmth and zest, Gliori (Pure Dead Wicked, p. 955, etc.) takes a star turn with the perennial "waiting for the new baby to come" theme. Little Milo the penguin doesn't know how he feels about the egg his mother the mail carrier has laid. But then, when she leaves on a food-finding mission, someone has to take care of the egg and someone has to deliver her mail. After taking on her route, delivering baby goods to a string of Moms from Ursula Major the bear to Ms. Stella Polaris (address: "Over the Pole, The Milky Way"), Milo finds the egg itself at the bottom of his mail sack, and makes one last, mind-settling "special delivery" to his own address. Dad, it seems, has been keeping a baby gift warm instead of the egg. Tucking comic side details (a set of nesting penguins, tiny bee-sized high heels) into each of her spacious, crisply drawn polar scenes, Gliori follows this spirited young mailbird as he drags his oversized rucksack up steep slopes, then gleefully rides it back down. Whether they too are expecting new siblings or not, children following along will cheer every successful delivery, and may become less inclined to take their own mail carriers for granted. (Picture book. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152167653
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/1/1902
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.59 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

DEBI GLIORI has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar's Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big, along with her own No Matter What. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.

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