Where Is Home, Little Pip?
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Where Is Home, Little Pip?

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by Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman
     
 

For Little Pip, the baby penguin, home is a pebbly nest on the cold Antartic shore. Mama and Papa always reminds Pip not to wander far, and she never does...until one day a black, glittery feather leads Pip on a chase far, far from home. As she tries to find her way back to her parents, Pip encounters some friendly animals, a mighty blue whale, a gull, and even a

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For Little Pip, the baby penguin, home is a pebbly nest on the cold Antartic shore. Mama and Papa always reminds Pip not to wander far, and she never does...until one day a black, glittery feather leads Pip on a chase far, far from home. As she tries to find her way back to her parents, Pip encounters some friendly animals, a mighty blue whale, a gull, and even a sled dog. But while these animals know where their home is, they do not know where Pip's home is. In her sadness, Pip begins to sing a song about home that her parents taught her, and the sound of her voice guides her parents straight to her!

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

This book invokes themes of family and home in an Arctic setting. A young penguin loves to play and explore but is constantly warned by her doting parents not to wander far. Every night they sing a song reminding her that "our home is...in our pebbly nest by the stormy sea,/where Mama and Papa and Pip makes three." (The grammatical error is unfortunate.) One day, inevitably, Pip wanders off and becomes lost. She asks the different animals that she encounters, "Where is home?" But for each creature, home is a different place. Alone and frightened in the frozen wilderness, Pip sings the song that Mama and Papa taught her, and, like a talisman, it brings them together for a joyful reunion ("Since we're together, home is right here!"). Well-structured text, genuine emotions, and beautiful full-bleed illustrations in a palette that ranges from cool whites and blues to warm pinks, corals, and tans combine to produce a wonderful story of a loving family separated and then reunited. Pair this tale with reassuring stories such as Harry Horse's Little Rabbit Lost (Peachtree, 2002), Janell Cannon's Stellaluna (Harcourt, 1993), and Martin Waddell's Owl Babies (Candlewick, 1992).-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689859830
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
480,171
Product dimensions:
10.16(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon & Schuster, including the Bear series and Where Is Home, Little Pip? Karma lives in Montana.

Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at ChapmanandWarnes.com.

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Where Is Home, Little Pip? 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Pip is a baby penguin. He is a bit scatter-brained as most children are. His feather-chasing escapade leads his to being lost. How will he ever find his parents, who told him to not go far from them? He tries to find his way back home. He stops to ask several other creatures where home is. He realizes that their definition of home is different from his. Of course, there is a wonderful homecoming. This is such a cute story with wonderful illustrations. The words are easy to sound out. The story is universal for toddlers to 2nd graders. Isaac enjoyed watched the feather float from one page to another. Parish enjoyed the penguin games. We recommend this!