Thursday, May 28, 2009

Penguin and the Cupcake


Penguin and the Cupcake
by Ashley Spires
unpaged picture book
Penguin is sick and tired of eating fish all the time. What he really wants is CUPCAKES!!!! He sets off on a journey to find the desired treat. Penguin does not end up where he thought he would, but it's okay because he meets some new friends. Eventually he decides to return home to his regular meals of fish. This is a silly story that might have entertained more if it weren't for the interjections that show up on lined notebook paper. These comments don't seem to fit the story and interrupt the flow. The cute characters were inspired by the author/illustrators own line of felt finger puppets. Maybe she hopes to sell more of her creations to the people who read this book, but I am not buying.

2 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

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curlyq said...

This was a strange, disjointed book. I wanted to like it, but I simply did not. I felt it was poorly written.