Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Penguin Story

A Penguin Story
By Antoinette Portis
HarperCollins, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

The author of "Not a Box" brings another simple picture book to the scene starring a curious penguin. Her world seems to be composed of only three colors, being blue, white, and black; however, she is certain there must be more colors somewhere! She finally finds something that is not white, not black, and not blue, but might there be even more colors to discover?

This fun story's charm lies in its simplicity, both in text and illustrations. It captures a child's curiosity about the world and love of learning new things. I also love the roughly drawn style and basic shapes used for the illustrations--there is a charmingly retro feel, especially with the limited color palette. Don't miss this one!

CW

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