Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev




Story and Art by Valeri Gorbachev
Publisher: Alfred A, Knopf New York
Five out of Five Stars

"That night, Little Turtle ate fish-shaped crackers
with dinner because penguins love fish.
And before he went to sleep, Little Turtle brushed 
his penguin beak."

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Little Turtle's father read about penguins before Little Turtle went to bed. He decided to be a penguin for a day. His friend and teacher welcomed his experimental attitude. The story is written in simple sentences with a lot of dialogue. I like the way how the teacher supports its students being penguins. I can see many younger readers acting like penguins after reading this heartwarming book. The author drew charming illustrations as well. The book represents a perfect classic picture-book world.