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Penguins to the Rescue

by Tony Mitton

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The illustrations are big and colorful, but I didn't connect with the story. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Cute rhyming story about a group of penguins that save the day. This story is better for kindergarten or preschool as it is very short and playful, but not very interesting for older children as a read aloud. ( )
  stevekep32 | Apr 22, 2010 |
Penguins to the Rescue by Tony Mitton is a book about a colony of penguins who do things together. The come across a baby seal pup who has lost his mother, and they cheer him up. In the end, the seal pup's mother returns and thanks the penguins for helping keep her baby safe and happy.

This book is a great book to show children that helping one another is good. The pictures are vivid and fun, and the story implies good morals. Also, it shows what fun can be had from working together like the penguins.

I would use this book in my class because I feel it instills a sense of teamwork with the way all the penguins work together. The pictures are fun, and it's a cute story! ( )
  BrynneD1 | Mar 30, 2008 |
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Genre: This story is a fantasy because throughout it, the penguins are wearing scarves and hats, which would not happen in reality. Similarly, the penguins are talking to each other, and to the seal pup, which could not happen in real life. Similarly, some of the activities the penguins do are not realistic of penguins. It does give some accurate facts of penguins but is used more as a fun story than an accurate informational one.
Setting: The setting of the story does not take occur in a specific place besides on the ice near a big body of water. One can assume that it is near the Antarctic since that is where many penguins live on the ice. This is important because if it were any other setting, penguins would not survive and would not have the same type of "fun" that the book describes while they slide on the ice and catch their food in the water. ( )
  lleighton05 | Dec 31, 1969 |
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While enjoying a full day of their favorite activities, a group of young penguins helps a baby seal that has been separated from her mother.

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