Fall '12 Kids List
“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
Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon introduces readers to a beloved character in Penguin and Pinecone--a board book about friendship that will warm your heart
When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow--they belong in the warm forest far away. Can Penguin help Pinecone get home? And can they stay friends, even if they're miles apart?
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 is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 150 books for children, such as Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big Adventure, Penguin's Christmas Wish, Found, Stormy Night, Bear's Big Day, and Be a Friend, as well as the Duck, Duck, Porcupine chapter book series--including the Geisel Honor winner My Kite is Stuck!. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family. www.salinayoon.comwww.facebook.com/PenguinandPinecone
"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