Tacky in Trouble

Tacky in Trouble


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Tacky the Penguin goes windsurfing and ends up on a tropical island, captive to an elephant who, upon seeing Tacky’s floral Hawaiian shirt, mistakes him for a bouquet of flowers. The elephant thinks that Tacky would make a pretty centerpiece, so she arranges him in a vase and sets him on her table. Tacky’s fans are sure to delight in the show as Tacky uses all of his best penguin moves to wriggle himself out of this hilarious jungle mix-up. Only the team of Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger could pull off a tale of such far-fetched adventure. They are masters at the art of creating silly stories and beloved characters that make children laugh out loud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618380084
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Series: Tacky the Penguin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 135,389
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new Laugh-Along series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her time to freelance illustration.


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Tacky in Trouble 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First one is so cute but this book doesn't look right on the nook. it's format is all screwed up and the pictures and words don't all fit on the same page. Too confusing for a young reader or a child who needs the pictures to fully understand what is happening in the sentences.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like this one.Tacky, being different from the other penguins, decides to go surfing while they nap. And he ends up in Africa, where he's promptly picked up as an elephant who thinks he's a bouquet! Naturally, his odd behavior saves the day and he ends up home.What I love about this book is that the other penguins are clearly shown missing him while he's gone, not because he's useful to him (as so often is the storyline), but because he's Tacky.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tacky the exuberant penguin accidentally goes sailboarding and winds up on a tropical island, where he meets an elephant who demands proof of Tacky's identity.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the book that made my son and I fall in love with Tacky. He's an odd bird, but a nice bird to have around. Tacky sets sail on an iceburg and ends up on an island where he mistakes an elephant for a rock. The elephant mistakes Tacky for a bunch of flowers. Hilarity ensues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book (we have the paperback).  It is playful and also sends message to appreciate others different than yourself.
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