Penguin and Pumpkin

Salina Yoon

Book - 2014

Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury 2014.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780802737328
0802737323
9780802737335
0802737331
Main Author
Salina Yoon (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In Yoon's fourth book about Penguin, the affable bird and his posse travel onboard a piece of ice to see what fall looks like away from the cold and snow. But Penguin's younger brother, Pumpkin, is too young to come along: "I'm sorry, Pumpkin. But it's too far for a fledgling," Penguin tells him. Once the penguins arrive on a distant farm filled with pumpkins, they collect a harvest bounty, including leaves and pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes. After floating back home in one of the giant hollowed-out gourds, the travelers share their experience and goods with loved ones, including Pumpkin, who imagined autumn in locales as far-flung as outer space during his brother's absence. As in the previous books, Yoon creates an idiosyncratic cartoon world of heavy outlines and flat pools of color. Her squat, chunky penguins and their quirky adventures should find a sweet spot with toddlers. Ages 3–6. (July) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—In his third adventure, Penguin is curious about what autumn looks like, so he and six of his friends decide to go to a farm to find out. Penguin's baby brother, Pumpkin, wants to come too, but the trip is deemed too far for him. Through the long journey across the ocean, comical spot art shows time passing: the iceberg on which the group rides grows smaller and smaller, until the penguins are left swimming to shore. In the farm's pumpkin patch, every pumpkin reminds Penguin of his brother back at home, and so he plans a special surprise. Upon their return, they find that Pumpkin managed to pass the time imagining what fall would be like in outer space. Bright digital art with bold outlines and succinct narration with some dialogue make this story well suited for reading aloud. Occasionally the story line seems to totter off course, but fans of Penguin won't mind a bit.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA [Page 63]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Realizing that his disappointed his little brother is too young to participate in an autumn field trip, Penguin decides to bring his little brother a surprise pumpkin from a farm that he and his friends visit along the way. By the award-winning creator of Penguin in Love.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved character Penguin helps his brother in Penguin and Pumpkin--a charming picture book that's perfect for fall.Penguin's curiosity about fall sends him on a journey to a faraway farm. But his younger brother Pumpkin is too little to come along! Can Penguin find a perfect way to bring the joys of the season back home so Pumpkin can join the fun?Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating fall and family in many forms!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Penguin's back in a new seasonal adventure!