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Tacky the Penguin Paperback – August 17, 1990
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From Publishers Weekly
None of the penguins can tolerate Tacky's loud habits--until they scare off a pack of hunters. PW declared that "this book is must reading for any kid--or grown-up--who refuses to follow the pack." Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2 Tacky the Penguin is a total nonconformist who lives with a group of formal, proper penguins. But it is Tacky who foils the plans of three critters with ``get-rich-quick plans'' that threaten the penguins' existence. With his un-penguin-like antics, Tacky puzzles the hunters to such an extent that they're firmly convinced they cannot be in the ``land of the pretty penguins.'' This is a rollicking tale that clearly shows that there are ad vantages to being an individual. Mun singer cheerfully captures the mood of the tale with her whimsical, full-color illustrations that are particularly strong in depicting the hunters' deter mined, then befuddled, expressions and Tacky's madcap antics. This is sure to elicit lots of chuckles from young readers. Bonnie Wheatley, Emma Conn Elementary School, Ra leigh, N.C.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
A truly delightful story reinforcing the fact to young children that it is alright to be different and in fact being different can, at times, have a distinct advantage. I am not advocating bad manners here nor do I think the author is either. Balance is everything but children do not have to all be the same nor do they all need to follow the crowd. Individuality is the key. This book was on our son's second grade "Suggested Reading List" so I purchased this USED from Amazon. I was not required to do a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
than perfect penguin who is a true original. This book is a fun read-aloud for
the early childhood crowd.