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Blue Penguin

by Petr Horáček

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Little blue penguin was different than the other penguins, but to them it made him "not like them". He felt all alone and ostracized. But little blue penguin met a friend who really liked the way blue penguin sang, and he taught his new friend the song. Once he taught the whole group how to sang they realized he wasn't different from them, he was their friend. I think the book is talking about real world issues about race and the pressure we put on what color someone is. Just because blue penguin was a different color the others made him feel different and alone, and that is very similar to adversity some children go through today.

I also think the book is very similar to the movie "Happy Feet". But all in all, a cute book. ( )
  MeganSchneider2 | Apr 24, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763692514, Hardcover)

A moving fable about friendship and belonging from award-winning illustrator Petr Horácek.

Far away, near the South Pole, a blue penguin is born. It is not something you see every day. "I feel like a penguin," says Blue Penguin. "But you’re not like us," the others tell him. Blue Penguin can’t jump or dive very well, so the others wander off and leave him behind. In his loneliness, Blue Penguin begins to dream, and he starts to sing. Will he ever convince the other penguins that he is one of them? Beautifully illustrated in icy blue hues, Blue Penguin is an affecting ode to self-expression and connection by a picture book creator whom the Washington Post has called "the thinking tot’s Eric Carle."

(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:32:02 -0500)

Rejected by his fellow penguins because of his unusual color, minimal diving, and jumping skills, Blue Penguin begins to sing in his loneliness and wonders if he will be able to convince the others that he is one of them.

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