for 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet
In this idiosyncratic story about global warming, a family is surprised when a penguin is delivered anonymously. By year’s end, 365 penguins have arrived. The blue, orange, black, and white illustrations on oversized pages show the family coping as the uninvited guests take over their home and everyday lives. The text includes the arithmetic used in working out the food required and how best to store the penguins. When Uncle Victor, an ecologist, arrives, he explains that it was his way of sending the endangered penguins from their diminishing territory in the South Pole to the North Pole. Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award, 2007. hc
In a large format, and with lots of opportunity for counting, 365 Penguins is sure to become a wintertime staple. On the first day of the new year, the mailman brings a surprise-a penguin! One by one, day by day, penguins fill the house. At first they are cute, but with every passing day, the penguins pile up-along with the family's problems. Feeding, cleaning, and housing the penguins becomes a monumental task! But who is sending these penguins, and why?
In a large format, and with lots of opportunity for counting, 365 Penguins is sure to become a wintertime staple.