Tacky in Trouble

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Overview

Tacky is back and he's in trouble again. Tacky sets off for a bit of windsurfing and finds himself on a tropical island where an elephant mistakes his Hawaiian shirt for a bouquet of flowers and holds Tacky captive. How he gets himself out of this mess makes for rib-tickling fun.

Tacky the exuberant penguin accidentally goes sailboarding and winds up on a tropical island, where he meets an elephant who demands proof of Tacky's ...

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Overview

Tacky is back and he's in trouble again. Tacky sets off for a bit of windsurfing and finds himself on a tropical island where an elephant mistakes his Hawaiian shirt for a bouquet of flowers and holds Tacky captive. How he gets himself out of this mess makes for rib-tickling fun.

Tacky the exuberant penguin accidentally goes sailboarding and winds up on a tropical island, where he meets an elephant who demands proof of Tacky's identity.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Keen
Oh, that Tacky is at it again! This time, Tacky has decided he wants to go surfing instead of taking a nap like the other penguins. Off he sets, with a small piece of ice floe as his surfboard. Or rather, off sets the ice floe with Tacky since his shirt makes a fine sail indeed! He ends up on a tropical island with strange looking penguins and warm, hairy rocks? Only Tacky could end up in this much trouble. Readers will enjoy watching Tacky extricate himself from his latest predicament. Munsinger's illustrations, as always, are hilarious.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Tacky the Penguin Houghton, 1988 stars in another adventure. While he is surfing, Tacky's brightly flowered shirt catches a gust of wind, and, after many days, he finds himself on a tropical island. There, he encounters a large gray rock that turns out to be an elephant. The elephant mistakes Tacky for a bouquet of blossoms just right for his table. To escape, Tacky must prove that he really is a bird by doing "something penguinish." He marches, dives, slides, and hops across the food-filled table with a bit too much vigor and ruins the elephant's tablecloth. The penguin's luck holds, however, and the elephant loves his colorful new tablecloth. With snacks and three kisses, Tacky returns home where he is welcomed as "an odd bird, a nice bird to have around." The story will appeal to children who know that making a mess can cause trouble. The soft, watercolor illustrations and simple story line make this a good choice for reading aloud.Marty Abbott Goodman, L.J. Bell Elementary School, Rockingham, NC
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Fans of previous adventures of the spunky little penguin will welcome this latest, which is probably Tacky's goofiest escapade yet. While his boring fellow penguins nap comfortably atop their iceberg, Tacky takes off on a solitary ice-surfing expedition, landing on a tropical isle. An elephant mistakes his billowing flowered shirt for a bouquet and takes Tacky home to dress up her dreary kitchen table. Convincing the deluded elephant that he's a penguin not a posy takes some doing, but Tacky finally manages it with his usual relish, leaving behind with his hostess a colorful reminder of his unexpected visit. The illustrations will sell the story.
Booklist, ALA

The story will appeal to children who know that making a mess can cause trouble. The soft, watercolor illustrations and simple story line make this a good choice for reading aloud.
School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618380084
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Series: Tacky the Penguin Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 123,756
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Not worth it

    First one is so cute but this book doesn't look right on the nook. it's format is all screwed up and the pictures and words don't all fit on the same page. Too confusing for a young reader or a child who needs the pictures to fully understand what is happening in the sentences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    I love this book (we have the paperback).  It is playful and als

    I love this book (we have the paperback).  It is playful and also sends message to appreciate others different than yourself.

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