Penguin's Special Christmas Tree

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Penguin's Special Christmas Tree by Jeannie St. John Taylor, Molly Idle

Penguin really wants to win Santa's Best Tree Award, but he canít think of anything special enough to go on the top of his tree. Penguin's little Angel friend pitches in to help, and together they try all sorts of wacky ideas, including a confused frog, an energetic monkey, and a soggy snowman, but nothing works. Just as the team starts to get discouraged, Penguin realizes the answer has been in front of him all along. There's no better tree-topper than an Angel!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897073643
Publisher: Lobster Press
Publication date: 09/10/2007
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

"Jeannie St. John Taylor is a retired teacher, bestselling author, and two-time finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Awards, who lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written over a dozen books for children and their families including You Wouldn't Love Me If You Knew, Who Did It?, and Am I Praying?"

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GailWelborn More than 1 year ago
Penguin¿s Special Christmas Tree, by Jeannie St. John Taylor, Illustrated by Molly Idle, Lobster Press, 2007, 24 Pages, Paperback, with punch-out ornament, Age range 4-6, ISBN-13: 978-1897073612, $9.95

Penguin¿s Special Christmas Tree by, Jeannie St. John Taylor, two-time Gold Medallion Book Award finalist, and Oregon author, penned a delightful and quirky story about a Penguin who wants to win Santa¿s Best Christmas Tree Award.

The simple story, with appealing childish dialog, is suitable for both youngsters and toddlers. Novice readers can also easily read the story. The account is short enough to hold youngsters attention, and amusing enough to make even parents smile. Glossy and charming two-page picture spreads complete the story.

Molly Idle, former DreamWorks Feature Animation Studio illustrator, provides delightful illustrations to engage youthful imaginations, and on occasion, the pictures will leave youngsters laughing-out-loud. Idle¿s quality work demonstrates her previous experience on major animation films such as The Lion King, and Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas.

Larger-than-life caricatures feature illustrations of Penguin, the ornaments he chooses, and his Christmas tree. Penguin¿s side-kick, Angel, is a delightful pink elf who attempts to put real-life Christmas tree toppers on the tree. First she tops the tree with a live frog, then a real monkey. She even considers a lighted Halloween pumpkin. But the real snowman atop the tree will make youngsters giggle when the snowman melts into puddles on the floor. However, Angel doesn¿t give up and learns her final solution has been there all along.

Children will enjoy this seasonal Christmas story, and will learn about the importance of teamwork, the gift of friendship, and why it¿s so important to never give up. The last page contains a Christmas tree ornament made of card-stock. Youngsters can punch out the ornament, fold it together, and place it on the Christmas tree with a little help. The book is available in French or English language, in hardback and paperback. Check out Taylor¿s website for other creative gift books and tips.