Tacky the Penguin goes windsurfing and ends up on a tropical island, captive to an elephant who, upon seeing Tacky’s floral Hawaiian shirt, mistakes him for a bouquet of flowers. The elephant thinks that Tacky would make a pretty centerpiece, so she arranges him in a vase and sets him on her table. Tacky’s fans are sure to delight in the show as Tacky uses all of his best penguin moves to wriggle himself out of this hilarious jungle mix-up. Only the team of Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger could pull off a tale of such far-fetched adventure. They are masters at the art of creating silly stories and beloved characters that make children laugh out loud.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/31/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff" "WHAT'S HAPPENING?" Tacky the penguin wants to know. The Winter Games, that's what's happening. And Tacky and his fellow penguins Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions. After rigorous training, they're ready - but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Nice Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition. In laugh-out-loud scenes of Tacky and his fellow penguins' athletic debacles, Tacky reminds readers of the underlying joy and enthusiasm that propells athletes to greatness. So get ready to cheer for Team Nice Icy Land and let the games begin!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/29/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tacky the Penguin is back, this time trying to compete with Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect in the iceberg-wide Penguin Cheering Contest. But will Tacky ever be able to learn the synchronized moves and win the contest?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/26/1996Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit. Here is another wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! Tacky fans will be carried to new heights of hilarity by this latest Tacky tale.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Deck the iceberg wrap a gifty Fa la la la la la la la la... Tacky, Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect are celebrating the holiday with good cheer, singing, and lots of presents. Tacky’s present is a little bit different, and not exactly what his friends had in mind, but when the Christmas merrymaking is interrupted by hunters in search of pretty penguins, it's Tacky's gift that helps to save the day…. A bonus CD of original carols includes: Deck the Iceberg, Sandy Clawz is Coming to Town, The Six Days of Christmas, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas, and Oh Tackytree! Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/27/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoysome Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gatheraround the campfire to sing, eat s’mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed,something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit.Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should hightail it out of there,but not Tacky!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/22/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
How do you keep a crowd of energetic young penguins entertained? Put on a play, perhaps? But will they pay attention through an entire performance? If Tacky’s center stage, they might. Even in his flowing blond wig and little red skipping shoes,” everyone’s favorite misfit penguin imbues the character of Goldilocks with his own indomitable personality and style. So what if the set is in shambles? This is one performance Mrs. Beakly’s students won’t soon forget.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Dunbar’s winsome mixed-media illustrations carry the day in a story that pulls a few punches on readers. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the YearA Cooperative Children’s Book Center ChoiceA Baker’s Dozen: Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy Selection (Pennsylvania)Ben rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. “Hello, Penguin! he says. “What shall we play? But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something — or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Spare illustrations bring whimsy to this offbeat tale, in which a little boy gets his heart’s desire.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/28/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Emperor Penguin FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of the emperor penguin, with descriptions of how female and male penguins cooperate during the coldest winters on Earth to preserve their eggs.
When Penguin and Bootsy plan a field trip in search of Fall, Penguin's little brother, Pumpkin, wants to come. Pumpkin is heartbroken to find out he's too little to go, and when Penguin tries to say good-bye, his brother is nowhere to be found! At the farm, all the pumpkins Penguin sees remind him of his own special Pumpkin.So Penguin and Bootsy bring a special surprise home to share a little touch of Autumn with Pumpkin. Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating Autumn and family in many forms!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/15/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Three hungry cats. One little penguin. The odds don't look good.With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats steal a penguin to catch them fish. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape, gets mistaken for a nun and a waiter, then finds his way safely home. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and sent to jail - for a lifetime of gruel. Deftly told and beautifully illustrated by exciting debut author-illustrator Helen Hancocks.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/11/2014Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow-they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time-and so do little pinecones! Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/2/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
When Pierre, a penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, loses his feathers, he gets some help from his human friends. A true story of veterniary ingenuity.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Penguin and friends explore the nuances of love and new friendships, while cherishing old experiences and relationships. Ages 3 to 6.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/3/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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