Penguin Day: A Family Story

Written and Illustrated by Nic Bishop

Another penguin book? This, though, is `a story for our littlest people about how a penguin family spends its day. It is very matter-of-fact. First they do this, then they do that, which is exactly what young children wonder about. It is also what is used to teach sequencing and retelling a story in order. Teachers and librarians will use this to fulfill language arts standards, as well as for an enjoyable story time that may be doubling as an introduction to the next science unit.

Beautiful photographs illustrate what each sentence is saying. As it is a book with few words and large white font. Some will mistake it as a beginning reader. Not so. The words are multi-syllabic and not a beginning visual vocabulary. Thus, the suggested age range from preschool through grade three.

Parents can use it as a fun bedtime read leading into a discussion about the child’s own day.

It can be a good addition to any library or home collection, but not if you are overloaded with penguin books already.

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  •  Penguin DayTitle:  Penguin Day: A Family Story
  • Author/Illustrator: Nic Bishop
  • Publisher:  Scholastic, 2017
  • Reviewer: Elizabeth Swartz
  • Format:  Hardcover, 32 pages
  • ISBN:  978-0-545-20636-5
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Grade level: PreK to 3
  • Extras: Author’s Note with more detailed science data

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