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