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A Mountain of Friends Hardcover – August 8, 2013

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"This darling story that celebrates love, friendship and perseverance is a thoroughgoing delight."
-- Starred review from Kirkus

"This poor little penguin yearns to soar above the clouds, but his inability to fly has left him deflated. His quirky tale shows how friends can help each other achieve their dreams. The crowd of carefully drawn animals - an elephant, a hippo, a zebra, and more - highlight diversity, and the interactive nature of the book - the characters give the reader instructions on how to help the penguin - encourages adventurous innovation."
-- Foreword Magazine

"As a book originally written in German, the translation is impeccable as the book allows the illustrations to do most of the talking. The text is sparse but effective in storytelling, and I appreciated the opportunity to gaze at Schoene?s beautiful illustrations. Her characters are full of animated expression and textured detail. There is an excellent use of white space, creating a sense of loneliness around the sad penguin, and that space becomes brighter and fuller as the friends gather to help out. The full-bleed style of illustration helps as well to give the impression of endless possibility to the quest. Young readers will enjoy identifying all of the animals found in the mountain of friends, and they will giggle at the clever use of levels and positions in which the animals are found."
Recommended"
-- CM Magazine

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Young readers can help a little penguin make his dream of flying come true
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside (August 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155455313X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554553136
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,964,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book first in the book store and liked the sweet message enough to buy. However, when actually trying to execute reading it (you're instructed by the animals in the book to turn the book sideways - longways- so that the animals can stack themselves on top of each other to get enough height so that the little penguin can stand on top of them and reach the clouds). Trying to do this with a one year old who is at the same time whole-heartily trying to close the book, eat the pages and throw it on to floor proved to be too challenging for me. By the time she's old enough to read I fear the story will be too simple. It's really just the one note; they stack themselves, the end. I'd pass if given the chance again.
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We borrowed this book from the library and my son loved it. It has a simple storyline and the book is a visual delight. We loved it!
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