Saturday, February 28, 2015

Littlest Penguin

Lots of kids get picked on because they're different. They'll certainly enjoy Karen Carr's book, The Littlest Penguin.

In this book Pogo the penguin is teased and shunned by the other young penguins because he's so small, and many children will be able to identify with him.

Poor Pogo has no friends. His mother assures him God made him special, but that doesn't help him to feel better.

He goes off by himself every day and practices his skills, all the time feeling lonely.

But when he uses his skill to save the life of a penguin chick he suddenly becomes popular with all the others in the flock.

This book not only has a story many young readers will find encouraging, it also provides lots of scientific information. Some of the information is subtly included in the story and there's a whole page of facts about Emperor Penguins at the  end of the book.

KC Snider's lovely illustrations capture the feeling and environment of the story and add to the enjoyment of reading it.


Donna McDine said...

Terrific book on overcoming adversity! Congratulations!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Donna.

penelope anne cole said...

Hi Janet, lovely review. I've got mine for next week, too. Thanks much. Wishing much success to Karen Carr. Penny (

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Penny.

BarbaraB said...

Hi Janet Ann,
So glad that you reviewed Karen's book showing that each person (or creature) has his or her own special talents, regardless of size.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Barbara, that's an important message for kids to learn.