Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 4 to 8
When a lonely Penguin Prince meets the Penguin Princess of his dreams, he asks for her fin in marriage. But can she pass the pea test and prove that she is a real princess?
Janet Perlman, an award-winning animator, creates a colorful cartoon kingdom of penguin characters that are expressive and charming. This retelling of the classic tale is guaranteed to bring on the giggles!
Read-Aloud edition with text highlighting.
Children aged 4 - 8
About the authors
Janet Perlman lives in Montreal and is a writer and illustrator of funny children’s books and a director of funny animated films. Her work has received international acclaim, including an Oscar® nomination and many festival grand prizes.As a child Janet wanted to be a geologist or a stewardess. Her first job consisted of putting scented plastic roses into plastic bags. None of this portended a career in books and film, but as an art student, she found her passion for telling stories through her drawings. Janet now works in her home studio, where she creates most of her artwork in the computer. The Emperor Penguin’s New Clothes is one of a trilogy of penguinized retellings of fairy tales, which include Cinderella Penguin, and The Penguin and the Pea. Two of her books are based on animated films she made at the National Film Board of Canada: Cinderella Penguin (The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin) and The Delicious Bug (Dinner For Two).
The Penguin and the Pea was narrated by Bob Olivier. Bob is a singer and multidisciplinary artist from Montreal. His voice master was the late Jennifer Allen of the Roy Heart Theatre of France.