WHERE IS FUZZY PENGUIN? by Yayo Kawamura

WHERE IS FUZZY PENGUIN?

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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Find Fuzzy Penguin on every page of this delightfully teeming book.

Fuzzy Penguin lives in Antarctica with her penguin friends, penguin family, and a small host of other fascinating creatures, such as whales and seals. Follow Fuzzy through her adventures playing with her friends, waiting for eggs to hatch, swimming in the cold ocean, and, finally, falling asleep at night. If readers want to know what Fuzzy is specifically doing in each panorama, though, they will have to search carefully by either feeling the page until they find her velvety, textured body or scanning for her three-feather topknot. On each spread of this board book, rhyming text tells a short, pithy story about what Fuzzy is doing with her penguin friends and family. The cartoon drawings are filled with action and detail, lending themselves to additional scrutiny and storytelling. Readers will enjoy running their hands across the pages until they feel Fuzzy’s soft body—and, for those with more-advanced reading comprehension, using the clues in the text to locate Fuzzy’s exact spot on the page. The use of repeated onomatopoeia such as “Crack, crack, crack! Scratch, scratch, scratch!” is not only a lot of fun to read aloud, but also an invitation for children to quickly memorize the text and “read” along.

Readers will want to revisit this visually and textually lively, tactile story over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-338-53802-1
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2019




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