Slipshod, overweight penguin Tacky joins his more orderly penguin companions-"Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect"-on a trip to Camp Whoopihaha in his seventh outing. As always, Tacky brings his larger-than-life personality to the excursion: his camping supplies include a television, pizza and roller blades; his "arts and crafts" project is a sprawling, abstract style painting; and he tips the canoe and can't tell a good scary story. Munsinger's art adds plenty of humor, up through the finale when Tacky proves his worth. Ages 3-7.(May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Tacky Goes to Campby Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger
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Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy themselves while Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and playing Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gather around the campfire to sing, eat s’mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed, something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit. Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should high-tail it out of there, but it is Tackywith some unexpected heroicswho saves the day.
Includes lyrics to the official Camp Whoopihaha song!
Somehow, the lovable penguin's goofy, clumsy antics always have a way of saving the day for him and his pals, Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect. This addition to the popular series follows the same formula, but Lester's humorous word choices and Munsinger's delightfully silly illustrations keep things fresh. Tacky is off to Camp Whoopihaha, where he unpacks a collection of ridiculous items, sets up a circus tent, and participates in activities in his usual bumbling fashion. His contribution to the campfire scary stories is a dud of a tale called "BEWARE THE BEAR," but when a real bear threatens the campsite that night, it is Tacky whose gluttonous hording of gooey s'mores keeps everyone safe. This is laugh-out-loud material for loyal Tacky fans and an excellent choice for new arrivals in the Nice Icy Land.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
"Tacky the Penguin returns for a seventh adventure, his funniest yet . . . . And it’s nothing short of hilarious to witness Tacky in his bulgy sleeping bag, unknowingly lying atop a huge pile of leftover s’mores that, despite his valiant efforts, “he just...couldn’t...quite...finnnnish.” In the end, as usual, the lovable slob saves the day, and the campers discover that their best defense against a ravenous, campsite-raiding bear is a s’more-addled penguin."--Horn Book, starred review
"Lester’s well-paced, witty tale is sure to please fans of the Tacky series, while the colorful ink-and-wash artwork will have them laughing out loud. A refreshingly different summer-camp story, this is a fine addition to a consistently amusing series."--Booklist
"As always, Tacky brings his larger-than-life personality to the excursion: his camping supplies include a television, pizza and roller blades; his “arts and crafts” project is a sprawling, abstract style painting; and he tips the canoe and can’t tell a good scary story. Munsinger’s art adds plenty of humor, up through the finale when Tacky proves his worth."--Publishers Weekly
"This is laugh-out-loud material for loyal Tacky fans and an excellent choice for new arrivals in the Nice Icy Land."--School Library Journal
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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This book proves once again, "Tacky is an odd bird, but a nice bird to have around."
My kindergarten students wanted to hear this story over and over again.
Tacky is a wonderful character who demonstrates that everyone has different talents and ways to contribute. All of these Tacky books are hilarious and lots of fun for the adults as well as the children. We will keep this Tacky book and all of the others on my daughter's bookshelf even when she has far outgrown them - just so we can re-experience the laughs that they bring.