cover image Little Penguin's Tale

Little Penguin's Tale

Audrey Wood. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, $13.95 (36pp) ISBN 978-0-15-246475-2

As Grand Nanny is describing the antics of a young penguin of long ago, Little Penguin sneaks off for adventures of his own. He slides up and down icy mountains, dances with the wonderfully wild gooney birds and joins in the merriment at the madcap Walrus Polar Club; his adventures parallel those of Grand Nanny's story. Then comes the sad part of her tale--Little Penguin is eaten by a whale. But her charges wail and weep until she offers a new ending: Little Penguin escapes. With outlandish humor and fabulous color illustrations, Wood serves up a goodnatured romp across the polar cap. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)