Penguins don't wear sweaters!

by Tamura, Marikka,

Format: Print Book [2018]
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB TAMURA Marikka
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E TAMURA
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
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Moon Township Public Library Easy BIRDS JE TAMURA
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB TAMUR
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC TAMURA
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E TAM
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Tamura
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This uplifting, charmingly told story, tells what happens when well-meaning humans knit sweaters for penguins who've encountered an oil spill.

You may have seen the cute pictures of penguins wearing sweaters--but did you know why they were wearing them? Debut author Marikka Tamura answers this question in this colorful, kid-friendly book that is told simply and charmingly. Penguins love the sea. Happy in the dark blue water. But what is this? One day something is floating in the water. Dark. Gooey. Oily . . . When the penguins become coated in an oil spill, many Big Boots arrive. The humans want to help the cold, greasy penguins, so they knit sweaters to keep them warm. The Big Boots mean well, but . . . penguins don't wear sweaters! So after a good, soapy scrub, the penguins dive back into the deep blue sea, happily dressed only in their own penguin feathers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Don't assume from the title that this is another whimsical cautionary tale like the classic Judi and Ron Barrett's Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (1970). It is a glimpse of penguin activity, threats against their livelihood, a warning against misguided rescue attempts, and a suggestion to look beyond the headlines and news feeds. Several pages show penguins in their natural habitat, but when a ship leaks oil, they are coated in black goo. Sweaters are provided to protect the penguins, and they eventually return to the sea. An afterword explains that this is based on an actual event and that the sweaters proved harmful to some penguins and had to be discarded. A slight, engaging story, it is told through brief, clipped sentences that move the narrative. The illustrations are simple, reflecting the penguins' barren habitat, yet they contain a good amount of energy and interesting perspectives. The black-and-white birds are adorable, dignified, and look especially engaging in the knitted sweaters they aren't supposed to be wearing! Adults, prepare to answer many questions.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Penguins -- Juvenile fiction.
Penguins -- Fiction.
Oil spills -- Fiction.
Wildlife rescue -- Fiction.
Sweaters -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :[2018]
Other Titles Penguins do not wear sweaters!
Contributors Rieley, Daniel, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781101996966
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