Edna the penguin knows only the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. But 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 is everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.
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.
Penguin Story 5 out of 5based on
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.
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!
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