Baby Penguins Love their Mama

Baby Penguins Love their Mama

by Melissa Guion

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ISBN-13: 9780399163654
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Author-illustrator Melissa Guion (www.melissaguion.com) grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey, and Baltimore, Maryland. Her first picture book, Baby Penguins Everywhere!, was selected for The Original Art Show 2012 by the Society of Illustrators. Melissa is also a writer for Tom Tom, the world’s only magazine dedicated to female drummers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Melissa @MelissaGuion.

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"Mama’s many baby penguins watch and learn all week long as she models proper penguin behavior and teaches necessary skills. Her exuberant brood reassure her that she will always be their mama, no matter how big and skillful they get. This heartwarming family story is told in simple language, appropriate for a preschool read-aloud, while mixing in some harder vocabulary ('Thursday was preening practice. Nobody liked preening practice'). Guion’s watercolor and pencil illustrations perfectly accompany the text, using icy blues and small splashes of color against crisp white backgrounds. The babies are full of personality, while the expression on Mama’s face ranges from good-natured patience to a look during Saturday squawking that will be familiar to parents and teachers everywhere. Elementary schools and public libraries should add this lovely confection to their collections, especially where Guion’s Baby Penguins Everywhere!"—School Library Journal

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Baby Penguins Love their Mama 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
Mama penguin loves her babies. Every day she does something with them for one day, they will no longer be babies and they will have to care for themselves. It is exhausting work but mama loves her babies and at the end of the week, mama takes a well-deserved nap. One of her babies asks her what would happen if after all her work they become a better penguin than her. Mama considers this question as her babies climb all over her. Mama has no answer as her babies surround her, giving her a big surprise and telling her that she will always be their mama. What a sweet story. On the pages, the illustrations are busy portraying mama’s activities with all her babies, showing her constant attention to her children. There is never a dull moment as all the children are busy and mama must keep them in line and show them how to learn the ways of the penguin. The illustrations are not busy but just enough to draw attention to the scene being played out and the watercolors are simple and contrasting enough for small children. I want to thank YABC for a copy of this novel for I received this book as a part of YABooksCentral.com 12 Days of Christmas. This is my own opinion of this children’s book.