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Penguin Who Was Cold


Regular price $19.00

Giordano, Philip

Hardcover Picture Book, 40 pages

* Andersen Prize Winner, Best Book 0 - 6 Years * Selection Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition "From the multicolored splendor of the island to the black and white of the Antarctic to the brilliant blue of the sea, the storyline and the accompanying images are suffused with comfort.

" —Kirkus Reviews A poignant and non-didactic exploration of difference, self-acceptance, the power of friendship, and inner strength. The Penguin Who Was Cold is an endearing tale of a young penguin named Milo who does not want to dive into the icy water of the pack ice to catch fish. Unlike his comrades, he stays put, standing alone at the edge of the ice and contemplating the cold sea. When a whale appears and offers to take him on a trip, Milo readily accepts. It is the beginning of a fabulous journey. In the faraway South Seas, Milo is amazed by the colors, the warmth of the water and the air, and most of all the friendly welcome he receives from the tropical animals who accept him for who he is and then give a precious and symbolic gift.