Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers on September 27, 2016
Genres: Children's Books, Humor
Source: The Publisher
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A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like—and it isn’t all fun and games. Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won’t they? Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you. Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The BGs Review is a feature on the blog where my daughters and I review children’s books. This review includes my thoughts on the book, as suitable for children, as well as opinions and thoughts from my two oldest “Baby Girls” (ages 11 and 5) aka the BGs.
One Line: Very cute and funny.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this to the kids. It’s quick, funny, and cute. There was one page that was basically just filled with words though, which is unusual for a children’s book, but it was comical and fit with the story, so it wasn’t bad (although it totally went over the 5yo’s head). The illustrations are nice and has an artsy, painted quality to it. I like kids books that can make my kids laugh and has cute pictures, so this was a winner for us.
Thoughts from BG1: The penguin was so cute and I liked the story. He sure did complain a lot though.
Thoughts from BG2: I liked seeing the penguin waddle. He’s funny!