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Penguin's Christmas Wish

Salina Yoon

Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved character Penguin celebrates the season in Penguin's Christmas Wish--a charming picture book that's perfect for the holidays.

Penguin can't wait to celebrate Christmas with his family and friends. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Penguin learns to find holiday magic in the most unexpected places.

Countless readers have already come to love the adorable Penguin, and Salina Yoon continues this series with a timeless story of holiday magic and the importance of family and friends.

Don't miss these other books from Salina Yoon!

The Penguin series
Penguin and Pinecone
Penguin on Vacation
Penguin in Love
Penguin and Pumpkin
Penguin's Big Adventure
Penguin's Christmas Wish

The Bear series
Stormy Night
Bear's Big Day

The Duck, Duck, Porcupine series
Duck, Duck, Porcupine
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories
That's My Book! And Other Stories

Be a Friend

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
  • Publish Date: Sep 6th, 2016
  • Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.40in - 9.50in - 0.40in - 0.80lb
  • EAN: 9781681191553
  • Recommended age: 03-06
  • Categories: Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & AdventSocial Themes - FriendshipAnimals - Birds

About the Author

Yoon, Salina: -

Salina Yoon is an award-winning author-illustrator of nearly two hundred books for children, including Duck, Duck, Porcupine!, the Penguin series, the Bear and Floppy series, and Be a Friend. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.

Praise for this book

"Yoon's distinctive illustrations use simple shapes, bold colors, and thick, black outlines to delineate the characters against snowy backgrounds . . . Grandpa's touching words about the meaning of Christmas and Penguin's sweet presents of sticks add depth to this unassuming but satisfying story." - Kirkus Reviews

"Yoon's digital illustrations of Penguin and his pals are as heartwarming as ever . . . Penguin's good-hearted earnestness has won him plenty of admirers, and this holiday tale won't turn them away." - Booklist

"With their rough black outlines and bright colors, Yoon's digital graphics again create a cozy polar environment for the story, which emphasizes creativity, togetherness, and generosity as key elements for a memorable Christmas." - Publishers Weekly

"The noncommercial message and charmingly illustrated characters will surely delight fans of this picture book series." - School Library Journal

"A sweet, visually striking story of friendship and acceptance." - starred review, Booklist on BE A FRIEND

"A launchpad for discussions of individuality . . . A delightful story about the celebration of individuality and friendship." - Kirkus Reviews on BE A FRIEND

"Yoon manages to create visual dynamism . . . The simple narrative offers an opportunity for prediction and allows for text-to-self connections." - School Library Journal on PENGUIN'S BIG ADVENTURE

"The lovable Penguin's chunky persona exudes expressive emotion." - Booklist on PENGUIN'S BIG ADVENTURE

"Readers will respond to this warm tale of finding love." - Kirkus Reviews on PENGUIN IN LOVE

"A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence." - starred review, Publishers Weekly on FOUND