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How can you tell penguins apart? By the color of their mittens, of course! But do penguins really play hide-and-seek, carry pink umbrellas, and shower on the backs of whales? In this wild guide, twin brothers Jean-Luc Coudray and Philippe Coudray–beloved for the bestselling Benjamin Bear series—bring us all the less-than-true truths and not-so-factual facts about the SouthHow can you tell penguins apart? By the color of their mittens, of course! But do penguins really play hide-and-seek, carry pink umbrellas, and shower on the backs of whales? In this wild guide, twin brothers Jean-Luc Coudray and Philippe Coudray–beloved for the bestselling Benjamin Bear series—bring us all the less-than-true truths and not-so-factual facts about the South Pole's silliest birds....

Title : A Goofy Guide to Penguins: TOON Level 1
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ISBN : 9781935179962
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Goofy Guide to Penguins: TOON Level 1 Reviews

  • Dani Shuping
    2018-08-15 05:03

    Have you ever wondered how to tell penguins apart? I mean, they all look the same after all don't they? Heck no! You tell them apart by the color of their snow gear of course! Hats, mittens, boots, what color do they wear? And what type? This book will teach you all of that, plus so many more questions that you probably never thought to ask!So first question to answer, are these facts true? Of course not! Which is why the book is titled "A Goofy Guide" and "Everything you never, ever asked about penguins." Twin brothers Jean-Luc and Philippe Coudray, best known for their Benjamin Bear series, continue to use their delightful sense of humor to answer questions that many of us probably never thought of, much less ever really wanted to know.In this fun and charming book the brothers tell us everything from "How do penguins stay out of the wind" to "why do they carve bottles out of ice" (to serve drinks of course!) The writing is simple enough to engage young readers to look for the answers to the questions (told through illustrations) while making older readers laugh at the types of questions being answered. The best part of this book for me is that the brothers never directly answer the question, instead allowing the reader to look for the answer within the illustrations. The illustrations are filled with bright colors and funny antics of penguins trying to stay warm or playing hide and go seek. The colors and actions of the penguins will draw the reader in to the illustrations, noticing the tiny details of the small fish swimming next to the big fish or the rain falling sideways. Oh and how can I forget the baby penguin! The baby penguin (which is as cute and adorable as it sounds) stands outside the frame of the story narrating and asking the reader questions that they want answered. The baby penguin rolls about, catches its feet as it giggles and laughs at us, giggling and laughing at the penguins.If you're looking for a book to learn true facts about penguins never fear!...this book has a grand total of two pages at the end with real facts. Ermm...basically if you're looking for a book about real penguin facts, look elsewhere. If, however, you are looking for a book that will engage the reader and use critical thinking skills to answer questions (even if they are weird and off the wall) then this is the book for you. And oh yes, if you're just looking for a fun read this is a good book to pick up.Review Copy provided by Toon Books

  • pati
    2018-08-08 11:08

    Quite funny with concise facts at the end of the book.

  • Donalyn
    2018-08-04 04:59

    Don't miss the section about penguins in the back matter.

  • Bethe
    2018-07-19 05:05

    Bookaday #58. Definitely goofy facts sprinkled in with actual penguin facts. Easy to read panels, back matter with basic penguin facts, and a how to read comics section. I believe this creative pair was behind the worm book which was a hit at my school.

  • Debbie
    2018-07-30 03:57

    Cute illustrations, interesting real facts about penguins at the end. But a little too goofy and spare.

  • Roben
    2018-08-02 06:19

    While I thought this was a good concept, I found the end result to be slightly confusing and a little too silly for me -- though it does say it's a Goofy Guide. Most of "the facts" presented in the toon section are not necessarily 100% accurate - thus the goofiness. And while there is a nice write up at the end that DOES provide factual information about penguins - I'm not sure it's aimed at the target audience for this book. Not really a fan of this one.

  • Kimberly
    2018-08-03 05:04

    These Toon books consistently miss the mark for me. I guess I just have a different sense of humor than they are targeting. I don't think I even cracked a smile while reading this one, and some of the jokes I honestly did not get. Clearly I am in the minority, so I wouldn't hesitate to hand this to a kid--it's just not for me.

  • Evan
    2018-08-15 07:51

    This was okay. Silly, fake facts about penguins followed by some actual facts in the back of the book. Some of the jokes I just didn't get, and I wonder how many kids would actually find them funny. Any penguin lover would probably like it though.

  • Nancy Snyder
    2018-08-15 04:00

    In this comic book, twin brothers share silly and not-so-true facts about penguins. After the goofiness the final two pages share actual facts about these silly birds. Another bonus are tips for parents and teachers on sharing comics with children.

  • Jennifer Heise
    2018-07-30 06:54

    A complete hit with my son, who also loves the other Coudray "Benjamin Bear" series. Especially useful for coaxing him to tell me what's happening in the illustrations. But beware: if you need your penguin facts to be absolutely accurate, as opposed to goofy, eschew this book!

  • Rachel
    2018-07-28 05:17

    #bookaday -- Quite funny, I did not always get the humor, but there is fun here kids will especially enjoy a great section in the back with real penguin facts. Has some great classroom uses for fact and fiction and critical reading.

  • Alex
    2018-07-22 04:19

    I liked this book because there were a lot of penguins. I also liked this book because in every page there was a small cute penguin. I also liked this book because two penguins could hatch from one egg.

  • Natasha
    2018-08-13 06:15

    Funny and amusing, but some of the contrasts are obviously done for humor while others are fact-based. The Amazing But True section at the back offers further explanation for some of the things shown in the preceding pages. Good for entertainment and some fact-sharing, but not consistent.

  • Renee
    2018-07-24 05:06

    Not sure if young kids would get this humor.

  • Casandria
    2018-08-07 08:17

    Fun, but a bit weird...

  • Heather Jo
    2018-07-19 05:02

    megan summer reading 2016, children's book, graphic novel, penguins, humor, first grade, second grade, third grade

  • Emily
    2018-07-31 08:08

    HILARIOUS!