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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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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781550749472
publisher: Kids Can Press
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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 five middle-grade novels. She grew up on Vancouver Island and in North Wales, both of which reappear as the settings of her books --- with a little added magic.
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Heather Dyer is the award-winning author of a picture book and five middle-grade novels. She grew up on Vancouver Island and in North Wales, both of which reappear as the settings of her books --- with a little added magic.
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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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