"Dunbar's winsome mixed-media illustrations carry the day in a story that pulls a few punches on readers." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
A Baker's Dozen: Best Children's Books for Family Literacy Selection (Pennsylvania)
Ben rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin " he says. "What shall we play?" But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something -- or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Spare illustrations bring whimsy to this offbeat tale, in which a little boy gets his heart's desire.
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 28th September 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.1 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.18