A Penguin Story

A Penguin Story

by Antoinette Portis

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Overview

Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest—a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061456886
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 308,242
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.


Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.

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Penguin Story 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave this as a gift years ago to a friend's daughter, now 5 years old. It is one of her favorite books, and she asks to read it again and again. It's the story of a little girl penguin named Edna who lives in a world of black, white, and blue. She goes on a quest to find out if there are more colors out there and discovers orange. A simple, great story that is beautifully illustrated. Bought it this year for my nephew and I hope he loves it, too.
Leunden More than 1 year ago
I picked this up at the local library for my 17 month old daughter. The illustrations are wonderful! the big bold colors are perfect for trying to teach colors. With blocks as big as a baby's hand you can,(and we did), ask her to point to the white or black or blue. She got them correct and lots of giggles and praise and there was NO DOUBT about what she was pointing to! Unlike some simple books I tried using at first where either everything on the page was one color (good I guess for first showing the color, but seeing if they understand can be difficult). We will definately be adding this book to our permanent collection soon!
lorinhigashi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the writer of "Not a Box" and "Not a Stick" Portis uses the same simplicity in her previous writings to tell this story of a brave penguin who isn't afraid to search for the answers and believe there could be more for her. Edna will inspire children to focus on their goals and that starts with believing in themselves. The simple writing can help focus young children with reading while the story can speak to older children with the inspiring message.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple and fun. A penguin is tired of only blue and white and black. She wants something new!! She finally discovers it-something orange. Excellent illustrations.
BethKalb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple and fun. A penguin is tired of only blue and white and black. She wants something new!! She finally discovers it-something orange. Excellent illustrations.
misscopaneca on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Edna the penguin is searching for something more, something beyond her white, black, and blue surroundings. The text and illustrations are simplistic, but the story is humorous and hopeful, as Edna's experience with orange, only fuels her wanderlust.
ChelseaRose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is heart warming. The little penguin wants to do something and she does it, although it only spurs greater curiosity! I love how supportive the other animals are of her adventures, and that they join in on the voyage to find the other colored thing. You could use this book in connection to lessons about color, winter, or the arctic.
Jingjing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of modern fantasy, because the time and the place are made up by the author, but it is really believable through the author's writing. This story is about a penguin, who tries to find something else besides white, black and blue. Genre: FantasyMedia: CrayonAge: Primary
KellyBryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is cute and I like how the illustrations are limited to the colors only mentioned in the storyline. This book can be very thought-provoking to a young child. Could you possibly imagine living in a world where there were only three colors? The illustrations are very eye catching and will leave the child wanting to read more.This would be a great way to introduce the color wheel in class. You can have the child identify colors and experiment mixing two different colors together to see what they get.
kfurnanz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Penguin only sees three colors and is sure there are more, happy when he sees another color, simple enough to use for storytimeWhite, Blue, Black- then adds orange/red