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The King Penguin by Vanessa Roeder
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The King Penguin by Vanessa Roeder
Hardcover $18.99
Sep 26, 2023 | ISBN 9780593324417

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“Humorous alliterative asides, quick quips, and heavily anthropomorphized depictions of adorably squat penguins lift the mood of this whimsical tale that also has a sound message about the dangers of wielding power. A positively plucky look at government from a penguin’s perspective.” —Kirkus

“This adorable and hilarious picture book uses bright watercolors and large, easy-to-read black text to tell the tale. Alliteration abounds in the form of hard P’s popping up all through the pages. Educators or caregivers reading to children will be laughing along with the silly jokes sprinkled into the illustrations between the text, and kids will enjoy the scrapes Percival finds himself in. A joyful story hour read . . . Percival and his pals will teach kiddos precisely how to rule.” —School Library Journal

“The playful text matches penguin names with individual features, from emperor penguin’s laurels to the chinstrappenguin’s cute chinstrap. Acrylic paint and colored pencils capture the icy blue of the penguins’ setting while keeping backgrounds simple, allowing the focus to be the goofy natures of the penguins and their many silly, often alliterative comments via speech bubble. This will make a laugh-out-loud read.” —BCCB

“In this comedic picture book, Roeder imagines a king penguin lording over penguin peers, based strictly on his royal appellation. [A] goofy acrylic and colored pencil romp.” —Publishers Weekly

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