Illustrated by Stephanie Boey
When Little Penguin finally hatches, Big Penguin is very happy! He tells Little Penguin that they have to stay together with all the other penguins and their babies in order to stay warm and safe. When it is finally time to head to the faraway sea to meet Little Penguin's mother, Big Penguin warns him that he must stay close because the snow and ice can be very scary when you're alone and cold, but Little Penguin isn't listening.
During their travels, Little Penguin sees something far off in the distance and goes out on his own to see what it is. It is a big bird! Bigger than his own father! The bird tells him that all of his feathers are falling out. Little Penguin feels alone and scared now. He must find Big Penguin! On his way, he meets a baby seal who tells him he better get back because he'll freeze if he keeps losing feathers. Little Penguin keeps walking and finally reaches his parents! They all go swimming together and Little Penguin sees that he has the same shiny black feathers that the big penguins have!
This is a cute little book about penguins. And who doesn't love penguins! Check out another book I reviewed about penguins, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.
I was assigned this picturebook to read when learning about the visible and invisible information that readers need to understand when they read a book in order to have fluency and comprehension.
The penguins in this book were Emperor Penguins. In And Tango Makes Three, they were Chinstrap Penguins.