“Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!” is a short, rhyming story about – you guessed it! – penguins. At the end, there are several pages with interesting facts about penguins and an illustrated list of the different kinds of penguins in the world.
Books – Picture
“Best in Snow” by April Pulley Sayre is a nice book about how snow falls in the winter. It features several animals, such as a squirrel, a deer, and a blue jay. There are few words, but they are interesting and descriptive. The photos are detailed and beautiful. At the end of the book, there is useful information about water, snow, and ice. This book is very enjoyable.
“Making the Moose out of Life” by Nicholas Oldland is cute and funny story about a moose who learns to be brave and try new things. At first, he just sits out and watches his friends. He feels like he is missing something though, and one day he takes a chance and gets on a boat. Unfortunately, he is caught in a storm and ends up on a small island. He decides to be brave, learns to take care of himself and have fun, and meets a new friend. One day, he is rescued and reunited with his old friends. They are happy to see his willingness to try new things and enjoy life in a new way.
“Sloth at the Zoom” by Helaine Becker is a really cute book about animals and friendships. A sloth thought it was going to a “zzzzzoo”, where it would be relaxing, but it actually went to a “zoom”, where all the animals move very fast. It was difficult to make friends at first, because no one had any time. When the sloth makes friends with a snail, suddenly everyone else notices. In the end, the animals become friends even though they are very different, because they took the time to get to know each other. The illustrations, by Orbie, are beautiful, detailed, and complement the story perfectly.