Lift the flaps to take Little Penguin on a journey filled with ups and downs.
Little Penguin misses his friend and decides it’s time to visit. Leaping off his iceberg, he embarks on a journey, facing ups and downs and ins and outs until the pair are finally reunited. Young readers will have fun getting hands-on with this interactive book of lift-the-flap opposites, presented in an upmarket format that perfectly showcases Britta Teckentrup’s color-rich artwork.
A penguin’s journey to reunite with his friend supplies the premise behind this understated and elegantly designed interactive introduction to antonyms. The use of large, well-integrated flaps creates a satisfying sense of motion as readers help Little Penguin travel through the green-blue water past bloblike ocean flora and a variety of fauna, flecked with grainy or marbled patterns… Sweeping blues and grays emphasize the vastness of the water keeping the friends apart, making their eventual reunion especially tender. —Publishers Weekly
Little Penguin sets out on a preposition-rich swim to visit a friend on a distant iceberg. … The visual rises and falls in Little Penguin’s journey create a simple, soothing flow. A pleasing, low-key dip into the ocean of language as well as water. —Kirkus Reviews
The digital artwork is dark and cool, with the texture of block prints and the clean lines of papercut. —School Library Journal