PENGUIN AND PINECONE by Salina Yoon

PENGUIN AND PINECONE

A Friendship Story
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

A tale of friendship that grows even through a separation.

A little penguin with an orange scarf opens his heart to a shivering little pinecone. With care and concern, Penguin immediately knits a scarf for his new friend. Whooshing and whee-ing the day together cements their love for each other. But Grandpa says that Pinecone belongs in the forest far away because it is too cold here. Showing continued concern for his companion, Penguin packs his sled for a long journey. Wanting only what is best for Pinecone, the little bird leaves him in a love-filled nest in the forest and returns to his winter home. With the passage of time, Penguin has grown big and strong but has not forgotten his forest friend. Has Pinecone grown big and strong, too? She (he?) sure has. With crisp illustrations that capture a genuinely loving heart, this story addresses the issue of missing a best friend. The illustrations are well balanced with the text, using a simple color palette while still showing the emotions of both the bird and his unusual friend (no simple task).

A strong if whimsical choice for those separated from loved ones. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8027-2843-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2012




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