From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Penguin is having a fine day until a flying goose lets loose on his jacket. Reminded that he is restricted to the ground and that the Flappers get to have all the fun, the Waddler summons other flightless birds–Ostrich, Kiwi, and Cassowary–and convinces them of the need to invent a flying machine. Once aloft in their hot-air balloon, Penguin finally felt the thrill of target pooping. The straightforward text shows the various sounds and noises either in capitals–SPLAT–or in a wavy line to indicate the flying and floating in the sky. Colorful acrylic-and-pencil illustrations not only add humor–worms are shown squirming out of Penguin's sandwich by day, and the birds sport flight goggles–but also depict trouble–the sky turns a blackish-purple when a thunderstorm hits. In a turnabout of fate, Penguin poops on the geese to get their attention and the kindhearted Flappers facilitate the rescue of the Waddlers. Pair this book with other titles about unlikely friendships for a theme about learning from others.–Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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