Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Penguins by Liz Pichon - review
Penguins by Liz Pichon
Okay, it's another penguin book. Love the penguins. 365 Penguins, Polly Dunbar's Penguin, Sergio the penguin, penguins really seem to bring out the best in illustrators. And by that metric, Liz Pichon's penguin book is cute and appealing. BUT. There is extra fun.
The penguins in this book live in the zoo, and after everybody leaves one day, they find a camera. "DON'T TOUCH IT!" says a mama penguin. They investigate. The baby penguin jumps on it and says, "Lets press ALL the buttons!" When the flash goes off, they all get bug eyes. FLASH! The penguins all make like loony little kids with the camera, and when it runs out of film (film!), they put it back where they found it. It's put in the lost and found, and eventually reclaimed.
And when the film is developed...