Tacky and the Emperorby Helen Lester
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It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit. Here is another wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! Tacky fans will be carried to new heights of hilarity by this latest Tacky tale.
"Tacky, the delightful penguin who marches to a different drummer is back in another funny an charming tale. . . . Children will think this book is a riot and won’t even realize that a message is being delivered — a charming one about the joys of non-conformtiy." —Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews
"Lester and Munsinger have again succeeded in creating a delightful Antarctic-of-the-imagination." —Booklist Booklist, ALA
"As always, Munsinger’s ink and watercolor renditions of the birds exude personality, while Lester’s story packs the double whammy of high entertainment value with an easily digestible lesson." —Horn Book (Nov/Dec 2000) Horn Book
Meet the Author
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.
Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator of many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat. She divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
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Tacky draws children in with the excellent story and the beautiful illustrations. They will ask you to read it again and again. What's even better is they receive an outstanding message, 'Tacky is an odd bird, but a great bird to have around,' as they enjoy one of their favorite stories.