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Penguins in the Fridge Hardcover – August, 1996

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Joe wants a pet but his mother doesn't. In her opinion, pets are too expensive, too big, too smelly, too noisy--too everything. So Joe makes a pet, a penguin named Pingwing, who is constructed of paper, paint, and a cardboard tube, who takes up residence in the refrigerator: Penguins like it cold. Mum loves Pingwing but begins to have her doubts when Joe subsequently creates Pingwing's parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and keeps them all in the fridge. When Mum has nowhere to put her shopping, Joe's father steps in with a surprise--goldfish. Young would-be pet owners will sympathize with Joe's wishes and love his funny solution. The growth of the penguin family strains credibility slightly, but Day's lighthearted illustrations capture the chaos comically, especially Joe's creative frenzy, his quizzical mother, and all those birds. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (J) (August 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185793198X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857931983
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,525,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My pre-k/k students LOVE this book!

Joe's Mum says he can't have a pet. So he gets creative and makes a pet penguin from his scrap box. His new pet, Pingwing, moves in next to the yogurts in to the fridge, after all they do like the cold. Mum even likes Joe's new pet. It doesn't eat much, doesn't smell and hardly takes up any space at all, didn't cost a thing and never makes a sound. Joe decides his new pet is lonely and creates some siblings, then they need parents and of course some cousins and aunts and uncles too! Soon he has an entire family of penguins. They're still quiet pets, but Mum has nowhere to put the yogurts, or the eggs or the butter.

Tucked into the back of the book is a penguin pattern to cut out, making it easy to create your own penguin. Better eat some yogurt and move the butter, someone will need to make room in the fridge!
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