Penguin and Penelope (Hardcover)
Meet Penguin, the delightful character from Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon who is always ready for a new adventure--and new friends!
When Penguin finds a new friend, Penelope, he does everything he can to help. "Let's get you home," says Penguin.
But the elephant herd is out of reach, across a too-big ravine, Penguin stays with the little elephant, keeping her company and looking for a way home. As they go, Penelope grows, and so does their friendship! Soon they learn what they have in common--how they both can fly --and their new perspective brings a way home for Penelope. But they won't part for long!
With simple text and bright, energetic art, Salina Yoon brings to life this endearing story celebrating unlikely friendships, the challenges of growing up, and finding your own way.
About the Author
Salina Yoon is an award-winning author-illustrator of nearly two hundred books for children, including Duck, Duck, Porcupine!, the Penguin series, the Bear and Floppy series, and Be a Friend. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.
“Yoon's signature illustrative style is on display; . . . each page feels simultaneously simple and detailed. . . . Sweet and earnest and sure to resonate with fans and newcomers. Darling illustrations and a gentle storyline combine for a lovely tale about the bonds of friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A sweet, visually striking story of friendship and acceptance.” —Booklist, starred review, on BE A FRIEND
“A delightful story about the celebration of individuality and friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews on BE A FRIEND
“Yoon's confident storytelling and appealingly chunky artwork create an emotionally resonant tale with some well-handled moments of levity.” —Publishers Weekly on BEAR'S BIG DAY
“A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on FOUND
“A winning tale about finding new friends.” —Kirkus Reviews on FOUND
"Yoon’s masterful storytelling is on full display, with text that is both moving and rewarding in its themes of connection and kindness. . . . The latest installment of Penguin’s adventures will be a treasured addition to all collections." - SLJ Reviews (digital)