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Poles Apart

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Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis
Hardcover
Nov 01, 2016 | ISBN 9780763689445
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    Nov 01, 2016 | ISBN 9780763689445 | 3-7 years

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Featuring an array of bold hues, Jarvis’s (Fred Forgets) whimsical digital artwork shows the energetic penguins riding the rails of a Venetian gondola, waterskiing in Sydney, and bonding with their polar bear guide. Readers won’t learn much about anywhere the Pilchard-Browns visit, but the pleasures, quirks, and unexpected surprises of travel are evident.
—Publishers Weekly

A cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors.
—Kirkus Reviews

Willis’ simple story succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page…This makes good choice for one-on-one sharing; allow plenty of time to peruse the art.
—Booklist Online

Comical, quirky dialogue makes for a splendid read-aloud, and the delightful, richly textured illustrations fizz with silly details, from a flailing gondolier in Venice to a dog in a red London telephone booth.
—Shelf Awareness

Jarvis’ art has charm in spades, and kids will love following the various facial expressions of the penguin family members…this is a spirit and exuberant tale of making friends and finding home.
—USA Today

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