If You Were a Penguin

If You Were a Penguin

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ISBN-13: 9780061130977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Florence Minor is the author of Christmas Tree!, illustrated by Wendell Minor, which Kirkus Reviews praised for its "imaginative Christmas trees and poetic, rhyming text." If You Were a Penguin, her second collaboration with Wendell, was selected by Pennsylvania for its "One Book, Every Young Child" early literacy program. If You Were a Panda Bear is her third picture book for children.

Wendell Minor is the illustrator of more than fifty award-winning picture books for children, including Mojave by Diane Siebert, Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner, The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow, and the New York Times bestseller Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, as well as numerous books about the outdoors with his frequent collaborator, Jean Craighead George, including their classic Everglades.

The Minors live in Connecticut, where they share their home and studio with their cats, Sofie and Cindercat.


Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George, and If You Were a Panda Bear by his wife, Florence Minor. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions throughout the country. He lives in rural Connecticut with Florence and their two cats.

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If You Were a Penguin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This short poem talks about the basic characteristics of the different types of penguins. Facts include them looking different, living in heat and cold, and some of the movements they do. The illustrations are definitely my favorite part of this book. Absolutely beautiful! This would be a great introduction for Kindergarten or first grade into the world of non-fiction and how some books tell us information rather than tell a short about a penguin.