When you're a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much?
As it turns out, they do--because they love her just as much! And to show it, they surprise her with a thoughtful gesture of their own on Sunday.
In her companion to Baby Penguins Everywhere! Melissa Guion offers another adorable book, perfect for teaching the days of the week and for sharing between moms and their little ones.
Praise for Baby Penguins Love Their Mama:
"Guion's . . . illustrations perfectly accompany the text. 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."—School Library Journal
"[C]ute and heartfelt, it will be much appreciated on Mother’s Day. A sweet book with broad appeal."—Booklist
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
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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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.