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Tacky The Penguin (Paperback)

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By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
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Fabulous bright and wonderfully funny illustrations by Lynn Munsinger help make this a fabulously silly tale about a penguin who does not fit in with the other penguins. However, everyone soon learns that being different can actually be a very good thing. This is a great book to have in your own collection and to give as a gift to all your friends. Everyone knows someone who is (or are themselves) like this very special, talented penguin who does not just dance to his own drummer. He has his own band! The first story in the Tacky series. — Jeanette


Tacky’s the odd bird out among all his friends. Will this nonconformist teach old penguins some new tricks and help save the day? This hilarious series following the adventures of one superlative penguin is a modern classic.

Tacky likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his friends with a loud, “What’s happening?” His fellow penguins find his odd behavior somewhat bothersome.

But when fearsome poachers come to the iceberg hunting for penguins, Tacky’s odd ways may be just the thing that saves the day.

From beloved children’s book author Helen Lester, and cherished illustrator Lynn Munsinger, Tacky the Penguin is a delightful tale about being true to yourself--even when it means being a little different from everybody else.

About the Author

Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

Praise For…

"Droll facial expressions, which still retain their animal quality, add more humor to a perceptive text about being different." Booklist, ALA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395562338
ISBN-10: 0395562333
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 17th, 1990
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Tacky the Penguin