Saturday, December 1, 2012

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow-they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time-and so do little pinecones! Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.

My Thoughts:

Penguin and Pinecone was a cute children's book. The book teaches about the value of friendship. Friends are always willing to help each other and be there for each other. One day Penguin stumbles upon a pinecone. They quickly become close friends. When Pinecone has to go home, Penguin endures a long and harsh journey to help him. The book also teaches that friendship lasts a long time. Even though Penguin and Pinecone had to depart, the power of their friendship lasted. They loved each other so much that when they met again, it was like no time had passed at all. Penguin and Pinecone continued playing like nothing had come between them. The illustrations are adorable. They are well drawn. My favorite one is Penguin surrounding Pinecone in a bed of pine needles and rocks in a shape of a heart. This is a book parents can read to their kids while also enjoying it. I recommend Penguin and Pinecone to children 3 and older. 

I give Penguin and Pinecone: 5/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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