PENGUIN & MOOSE by Hannah C. Hall


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Age Range: 3 - 6
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Penguin wants to fly. Can best friend Moose help?

Penguin has the “perfect plan” to achieve the goal of flight, and Moose has his antlers, which are perfect for carrying things. Unfortunately, Penguin’s strategy, involving balloons for liftoff followed by flailing his flippers, fails. Moose offers a ride home. Penguin then thinks to use a tall tree as a jumping-off point, but it proves to be a little too far off the ground for a height-challenged bird. Moose offers a ride on a swing, instead. Moose then suggests wrapping Penguin up in a cocoon, because caterpillars fly away when they emerge from one. Penguin gets overheated, sleepy, and hungry, and he decides to head for home, where Dad is in the kitchen baking cookies and dishing out a lesson. Penguin may not have succeeded in flying but he certainly has a “good friend” in so many ways. That lesson is reinforced by something that Mama has written on their kitchen chalkboard from Proverbs 17:17, namely: “A friend LOVES at all times.” Cookies and kite-flying for the friendly duo follow. The illustrations for this pleasant message are loosely outlined in black with splashes of blues and oranges against a white background.

The biblically inspired message is clear: Friendship is a good thing. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Dec. 3rd, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5460-1433-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2019