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The New York Times Book ReviewThere are plenty of arch asides that parents will enjoy in this droll little book…
Posted December 31, 2012
Penguin was just as excited as his friends about the Talent Show. All of his friends have a talent and are entering the Talent Show. Penguin thought and thought and could not come up with a talent. He discussed this with his friends and they tried to teach Penguin their talent but there was no use, Penguin in his opinion was untalented.
Penguin told his friends it was okay he would plan the Talent Show. He busied himself on the phone, making posters and many other things for the show.
His friends were amazed at the wonderful job Penguin did arranging everything. The Talent Show was a big success and his friends won many prizes. It made him sad that he had not been able to enter the Talent Show. His friends watched him leave and they felt so sorry for Penguin. They wondered what could they do to show their thanks for all the work he did to arrange the talent show. So they gave him a party which was the worst party anyone had ever arranged.
Surely Penguin had a talent. Do you think he was jealous of his friends talent? What do you think was Penguin's talent? What did he do for the Talent Show?
Be sure to grab a copy of this book and find out what was Penguin's talent.
The author points out that everyone has a talent only if they believe in themselves and are persistent in searching deep within for that hidden talent. I remember hearing my grandmother say, "An ear should not be jealous of the nose or a hand be jealous of the foot. They are all very important so when we say we are not as pretty or talented as someone else, we are very wrong because we are each important in many ways." This works both ways for you or someone else. We each have a purpose!
The illustrations depict the story of the characters and their surroundings. Way too cute! Many things for the child to find and point out and name with the encouragement of the story teller.
I recommend this book for children ages 4-8!
I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.