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Tacky the penguin

by Lester, Helen.

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT TAC
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Kit J CD KIT LESTER
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Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-8. In his chilly black-tie environment, Tacky Penguin, dressed in a garish Hawaiian shirt and purple-checked bow tie, is odd bird out. His companions march perfectly, but Tacky falls splat, and he follows their graceful dives with thudding cannonballs. One day, when two growly voiced wolves come chanting, ``we're gonna catch some pretty penguins,'' Tacky's friends run away in fright. It is Tacky who blares, ``What's happening?'' rattling the interlopers with his uncouth behavior and horrible singing, causing the hunters to flee across the ice. Munsinger's intruders, properly menacing, and the penguins, properly prim, are shown against cool-blue-and-aqua-tinged snowy backgrounds. Droll facial expressions, which still retain their animal quality, add more humor to a perceptive text about being different. PW. Penguins-Fiction / Behavior-Fiction / Individuality-Fiction [OCLC] 87-30684"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This book is must reading for any kidor grown-upwho refuses to follow the pack. Tacky wears a rumpled Hawaiian shirt, frequently stumbles, performs splashy cannonballs and sings songs like, ``How Many Toes Does a Fish Have?'' He lives at the North Pole with his companions Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly and Perfect, who clad themselves in decorous bow-ties, walk neatly in a row, perform elegant dives and sing lovely songs like, ``Sunrise on the Iceberg.'' But even without the fancy trappings, Tacky comes into his own when he outsmarts a gang of penguin rustlers. This is off-beat fun that is a natural follow-up to Lester and Munsinger's other dandy offerings, including A Porcupine Named Fluffy and The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken. Ages 4-8. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Penguins -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Individuality -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2006
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Munsinger, Lynn.
Zara, Lanie.
Participants/Performers Read by Lanie Zara.
Language English
Notes Compact disc and book.
Book c1988, disc p2006.
Disc includes story with and without page turn signals.
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm)
ISBN 0618737545 (disc)
9780618737543 (disc)
0395562333 (book)
9780395562338 (book)
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