Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story (Board Books)

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By Salina Yoon, Salina Yoon (Illustrator)
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“Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and species in this charming tale of an unlikely, but close-knit friendship between a happy penguin and a pinecone. Will it all unravel when Penguin realizes that Pinecone can't survive in a land made of ice? This sweet read-aloud with enormously appealing illustrations shows how friends of the heart are never far apart. If you love them, set them 'tree!'”
— Julie Shimada, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO

Description


When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow--they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time--and so do little pinecones Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.

About the Author


Salina Yoon studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, and Found! She lives in San Diego with her family. www.salinayoon.com www.facebook.com/PenguinandPinecone

Praise For…


"Yoon’s cute, boldly lined characters and graphic compositions tell the story in a series of spots, full-page images, and thought bubbles. This picture book, like many before it, proves that love comes in many forms." —Booklist, on Penguin and Pinecone

"Crisp illustrations that capture a genuinely loving heart . . . a strong if whimsical choice for those separated from loved ones." —Kirkus Reviews, on Penguin and Pinecone

"Simple yet affecting . . . ideal for a lesson plan on friendship, this book explores the theme sweetly and boldly." —Library Media Connection, on Penguin and Pinecone

"This delightful companion to Penguin and Pinecone presents another parable of friendship, this time with an exotic tropical crab. With her signature thick lines, pure colors and scratchy textures, Yoon creates a beach backdrop to showcase Penguin’s tender personality. Lesson learned: The magic of friendship does not depend on where you are or what you are doing—it is about being together and learning from each other." —Kirkus Reviews, on Penguin on Vacation

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802737311
ISBN-10: 0802737315
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Penguin