Penelope Parker collects penguins from all over the world. It is a counting book.
May 18, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun and Educational, with charming illustrations to delight young readers
The Penguin Lady is the whimsical tale of Penelope Parker, a woman who lives in a little white house with black trim, located on Penguin Place. She always dresses in her favorite colors: black and white . . . and just happens to walk with a waddle.
One year on her birthday, her brother sends her a penguin from the Galapagos Islands. Then her sister sends her two penguins from Argentina. The newspaper prints a story about her, and soon people begin sending her orphaned penguins from all over the southern hemisphere of the world. Eventually, more and more penguins begin to appear at her doorstep as the numbers increase progressively up to ten.
This amusing book, with fanciful illustrations, will allure and entertain, while offering educational opportunities to compare and contrast, count, and learn about geographical regions of the world.
The Penguin Lady comes highly recommended and earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
Library Media Connection-August 2012 Penelope Parker is the “Penguin Lady.” She looks and walks like a penguin, and she even lives on Penguin Place. Since Penelope loves penguins, her family and friends decide to send her penguins from all over the world for her birthday. This book is a wonderful introduction to penguins from all over the world. Throughout the story, as the penguins arrive they are identified by their names and homeland. Two-page spread illustrations have detailed expressions on the characters’ faces. Many of the illustrations are in b&w to match the penguins. The author provides more information about penguins as well as activities for readers. Printable activities are available on the publisher’s website. This book is a wonderful introduction to penguins for young children. – Marilyn Teicher, Library Media Specialist, PS 86 Bronx, New York