From Publishers Weekly
Fuzzy watercolors animate the story of Pete, the littlest penguin, who longs to swim with the rest of the flock. Ages 3-5.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 Pete is the smallest penguin in his colony, and he is eager to grow up quickly so that he can swim in the sea. This story tells about his small adven tures, including his efforts to walk gracefully, his friendship with a bird who tries to teach him to fly, and finally his first day swimming. The events be tween the beginning and end of the sto ry seem to be incidents designed to flesh it out rather than integral parts of a plot. Pete's success at swimming is so natural that it doesn't create much of a climax, making this a pleasant but un exciting story. It is unfortunate the sto ry is so flat because the illustrations are humorous and appealing. Pfister has created big-eyed, short, squat penguins and set them against a soft background using mostly white, gray, blue, and lav ender to capture Pete's icy world. De lightful endpapers showing Pete in vari ous positions provide an inviting opening to the book. Jane Gardner Connor, formerly at South Carolina State Library, Columbia
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