A Penguin Story

Antoinette Portis, Author, Antoinette Portis, Illustrator . HarperCollins $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-145688-6

Edna the penguin yearns for something more stimulating than a minimalist horizon. The endless white of snow and ice, the black of the night sky and the “Blue, blue, blue. Forever” of the sky and ocean only increase her ennui. Readers know alternatives exist because a sunset-orange seaplane goes by when Edna’s back is turned; brilliant green and orange endpapers, too, contrast with the limited palette and blocky compositions. Edna treks over icebergs to a revelatory destination, then brings her brood to meet a friendly human expedition camping in ambulance-orange domes and wearing matching jumpsuits; she proudly waddles home with a souvenir orange rubber glove. Portis (Not a Box ) celebrates those who long for art and, with her own playful rendering, she inspires readers to celebrate, too. Ages 4–8. (Jan .)

Reviewed on: 12/01/2008
Release date: 12/01/2008
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 40 pages - 978-0-06-145689-3
Hardcover - 33 pages - 978-4-89572-690-0
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-986-85030-4-5
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