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|Penguin flies home|
Author: Judge, Lita
Even though his penguin friends would rather swim, Penguin dreams of flying.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 501206
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/18)
The Hornbook (00/03/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2018 Penguin does unexpectedly well at flight school, but he sometimes longs for his friends back home. His teacher announces a field trip for Penguin, Flamingo, and Egret, and they all take off for the South Pole. At Penguin’s insistence, his old friends reluctantly try flipping and flapping their small wings, but they soon give up on flying and dive into the sea instead. Despondent, Penguin wonders whether folks with different dreams can remain friends, but the next day, they surprise him with a celebratory, triumphant snow sculpture of their high-flying pal. A penguin in flight may defy the laws of physics, but all seems to work out well within this reassuring story, which makes its point with empathy and humor. The well-structured illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, vary from close-ups of amusing birds to large-scale scenes of sea and sky. There are few birds more endearing than Judge’s Penguin, with his rotund little body, scarlet aviator glasses, and passionate attachment to his dream and his friends. A fitting sequel to Flight School ? (2014). - Copyright 2018 Booklist.