|January 2011 Book Club Selection
Print/braille edition plus CD, $10.99
In contracted braille with picture descriptions
Tacky the Penguin is a total nonconformist who lives with a group of formal, proper penguins. But it's Tacky who foils the plans of three critters with "get-rich-quick plans" that threaten the penguins' existence. With his loud, un-penguin-like antics, Tacky puzzles the hunters to such an extent that they're firmly convinced they cannot be in the "land of the pretty penguins." This is a rollicking tale that clearly shows that there are advantages to being an individual.
This book is must reading for any kid - or grown-up - who refuses to follow the pack - and is sure to elicit lots of chuckles from young readers!
Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read to my children. There is nothing "cookie cutter" about Tacky - and his individuality makes him stand out in the most endearing way. My sons asked for this one over and over again, and it was often the one they'd choose for me to read to their class on our reading day. I think they related to Tacky! Every child should hear this one -- they'll just love Tacky, too!
More fun with precocious animals:
- Dooby Dooby Moo
- The Story of Ferdinand
- Harry by the Sea