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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781550749472
publisher: Kids Can Press

Tina and the Penguin

by Heather Dyer, illustrated by Mireille Levert

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list price: $16.95
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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781550749472
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Have you ever thought about bringing home a stray cat or dog? What about a penguin? When Tina meets a penguin who's tired of living in the zoo, she decides to help him escape! With quick thinking and a clever disguise, Tina sneaks her new-found friend home. But it doesn't take long for her to realize that a penguin is a very peculiar pet -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

About the Authors
Heather Dyer is the award-winning author of a picture book and three novels for 7-11 year olds. She grew up on Vancouver Island and in North Wales and the places where she grew up reappear as the settings of her books.
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Mireille Levert is one of Quebec’s most talented children’s book author-illustrators. Her previous books include Lucy’s Secret, Rose by Night and Tulip and Lupin Forever, and she has won Governor General’s awards for Island in the Soup and Sleep Tight, Mrs. Ming. Mireille lives in Montreal where she works as an illustrator.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Recommended Book, The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education
Editorial Reviews

This marvelous story teaches more about environment and empathy than many educational books.

— Canadian Children’s Book News

Levert’s sly illustrations provide much of the humor in first-timer Dyer’s story of a girl who harbors a runaway penguin for a couple of nerve-wracking days.

— Publishers Weekly

Looking after a penguin is harder work than it might at first seem, although to be fair to Tina, it wasn't a job she interviewed for.Globe & Mail

— Booklist

Looking after a penguin is harder work than it might at first seem, although to be fair to Tina, it wasn't a job she interviewed for.

— Globe & Mail

When a penguin follows Tina after a class trip to the zoo, she dresses him in her pink coat and beret and takes him home on the bus. The expected difficulties of keeping him a secret ensue, but ultimately the bird finds a way to get back to Antarctica. The watercolor-and-gouache illustrations colorfully capture the actions, showing Tina as she tries to accommodate her guest, and careful inspection reveals whimsical touches …

— School Library Journal

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