Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

Book - 2016
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"A penguin whines about the uncontrollable problems in his life."--
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375974656
0375974652
9780553513370
0553513370
Branch Call Number: JOHN J
Joh
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Lane - Illustrator

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AL_STEFFEN Nov 14, 2017

My brother read this one aloud to me and I just cried from laughing. Penguin is excellently ill tempered and Walrus gives him quite a speech. Normally I pause to ask questions and point out details in books I read aloud but I think in this book it is best to let penguin's whining and walrus' prose speak for themselves!

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STEFFENMINNER
Nov 14, 2017

My brother read this one aloud to me and I just cried from laughing. Penguin is excellently ill tempered and Walrus gives him quite a speech. Normally I pause to ask questions and point out details in books I read aloud but I think in this book it is best to let penguin's whining and walrus' prose speak for themselves!

JuliaO_KCMO Jan 13, 2017

Poor Penguin ... nothing is going right in his life. But face it, we all have those days.

DBRL_KatieL Jan 09, 2017

Penguin is having a rough day. Nothing is right, and he is all too willing to tell us (the readers) all of his problems. As he is going along, listing how everything is bothering him a walrus kindly interrupts, and points out how the sun is shining, he hasn't been eaten, he has friends and family who love him, and how all the negatives he was focused on can really be positives. I love how the walrus speaks so elegantly. After he finishes the penguin looks around and decides maybe life isn't so bad. Until it starts to snow.

This a great book for practicing voices for different characters. A simply slightly whiny or angry tone for the penguin, and a calm lower walrus voice and your good to go. If your feeling a bit advanced you can use an accent for the walrus. Either way it is a fun book to share with littles.

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toilet_face
Nov 09, 2016

I found penguin's complaining grating

AL_MARY Oct 20, 2016

Penguin's grumpiness and negativity was hilariously over-the-top and I enjoyed Walrus's soliloquy (I read him aloud in a Walter-Cronkite-esque voice) on finding the positive in life. The illustrations are clean, soft and silly and perfectly reflect the tone of the book. Three cheers for Penguin (even if he is having a bad day).

AL_KATI Oct 05, 2016

A delightful treat to remind us that it is okay to have a bad day but to also look for the good. This would be a fun title to read aloud!

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