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Penguin Pete Paperback – September 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: North-South Books (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558583564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558583566
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9.3 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #998,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Marcus Pfister has written and illustrated many books for North-South, including the popular Penguin Pete and Hopper series. His books The Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!, and Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale have become international best-sellers.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "lafjzum" on June 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
The books in the Penguin Pete series are great! My son (who will be 3) has enjoyed these book for over a year. However, they are meant for children older than this. My son is fascinated with animal books and stories and we read bigger kid books to him. He still enjoys them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ...Loggie... on August 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
In this cute little story we hear about all sorts of adventures done by Pete the Penguin before he learns to swim with the other penguins. He flipper skates, builds snow penguins, plays with other penguins, and tries to learn how to fly.

This book is filled with really cute, cuddly and loveable illustrations. The penguins are very round, and pretty much egg-shaped, but what makes the illustrations really cute is the fuzziness (the penguins look like balls of fluff) and lack of definition between everything- almost like a beginning watercolor. This style for the illustrations really suits the story, which is told well and flows nicely. A very good book.

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By Hawkmoon on February 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
This frozen cutie will warm frozen hearts! This book is an especially great choice when your little one had a rough day... the soft and sweet illustrations alone will bring smiles. The gentle message is to believe in yourself and keep trying... Pete really can swim! Kids will relate to the difficulties of growing up, even for a penguin!
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