Three Cheers for Tacky

Three Cheers for Tacky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395827406
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Series: Tacky the Penguin Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 97,188
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: 470L (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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Three Cheers for Tacky 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Andie Boston More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old and I love the Tacky books. However, the NookColor formatting/presentation is a big disappointment. While the display of the original Tacky book falls in line with most children's books, this and other Lester books are displayed upright with photo copy like images of the book art and text, followed by a second set of text. It makes it somewhat hard to read/follow. I wish I would have known this before purchasing. I would have chosen the paper copy over the digital version.
scarletloser More than 1 year ago
I love the Tacky the Penguin books, but they don't read as well on the NOOKcolor. You see a small version of the page surrounded by enlarged text from the page. So if you can read the text from the page, you get distracted by the enlarged text surrounding the page, and vice versa. The Read To Me books work much better on the NOOKcolor. I'll stick to those books next time I buy children's books on here. The story and art in this Tacky book are as sweet and funny as the others no matter which format you use.
RayJones63 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Tacky is an odd penguin trying to fit in with the rest of the penguins. The penguin team is entering a cheer competition, and Tacky wants to join. He ends up messing the cheer up during the competition, but the judges love him. The book is a great and hysterical tale of learning to accept differences.
conuly on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is great. All the penguin schools are competing in a cheering contest, and the WINNERS get big blue RIBBONS. (There's a great image of all the penguins imagining themselves wearing blue ribbons. Tacky pictures his around his feet!)So after they firmly explain to Tacky that, on a TEAM everybody is the SAME, they practice their routine. Repeatedly. One, two, three - LEFT! One, two, three - RIGHT! Stand up, sit down, say good night!Tacky has a few... problems with it. Naturally. But he finally gets it right... and they find out that the non-penguin judges think all the other contestants are boring as heck! Luckily, Tacky can't get it right forever, and by being weird and cool at the same time, he Saves the Day!The other penguins never are shown mocking Tacky for being different, which is a nice change of pace for this type of book.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The penguins enter a cheering contest. They practice and practice until Tacky does the routine exactly right. During the contest the judges are bored by the routine routines, when Tacky's penguin troupe cheers, he messes up but in a hilarious way which gets the judges attention. His mistakes and oddball attitude save the day and win the big contest.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Tacky the penguin adds his own unique touch to his team's routine at the Penguin Cheering Contest, with surprising results.
Amy_Marie on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a very cute book about a group of Penguins. Tacky is the "odd bird out". His group enters a cheering competition and they are very worried that Tacky cannot learn the routine. In the end, Tacky's mistakes and funny antics charm the judges and they end up winning the competition.
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Jeri More than 1 year ago
Our kids loved the original Tacky book and we read it nearly every night while they were growing up. We just found this new story, and now our grandson is loving Tacky and his "companions". it's a silly story, perfect for our 3 year old.
GinnyW More than 1 year ago
This book series never fails to make me laugh. My children and my students love the characters and the story. It has a wonderful lesson reminding people to celebrate the differences we all have. "Tacky was a strange bird, but a nice bird to have around." Absolutely wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was funny and that's why i liked it!