cover image Penguin in Love

Penguin in Love

Salina Yoon. Walker, $14.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8027-3600-0

In this companion to Penguin and Pinecone and Penguin on Vacation, Penguin spies a lonely mitten that someone dropped on the ground while he’s out “looking for love” in the ice and snow. Abandoning his first mission, he decides to track down the owner of the mitten. He discovers a knack for knitting cold-weather accessories for his chilly animal friends in the process, which leads to finding his “perfect match” (penguin Bootsy, who is also an avid knitter). Yoon’s thickly outlined illustrations of chubby animals pair comfortably with the simple text, which builds to a cozy and comical conclusion to Penguin’s search for a companion. Ages 3–6. Agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Dec.)