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...

1 comment:

Collagemama said...

When I started teaching preschool somewhat less than a decade ago, I was stunned by little kids' detailed explanations of taking film to be developed at WalMart. They could tell me every detail, including the locations of the "drop off" and "pick up" windows.

Now kids want to look at the view screen of my digital camera. Sounds like the penguin book is obsolete.