Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ten Playful Penguins

Board Book: Ten Playful Penguins. Emily Ford. Illustrated by Russell Julian. 2015. [October] Scholastic. 22 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Ten playful penguins, living in the zoo. They've had their lunch, and now they're off to find something to do.

Premise/plot: The penguins "disappear" one by one as they find "something" to do. The "something" almost always involves meeting and playing with another zoo animal. The book counts backward from ten to one with plenty of rhyme, of course.

My thoughts: Do I have an opinion? I'm not sure I do. It is what it is. A simple counting--or counting backward--concept book for young children starring penguins, monkeys, hippos, bears, pandas, parrots, elephants, etc. If your little one loves animals or zoo animals--especially penguins--this one is a cute and satisfactory enough read.

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