Tacky the Penguin is a total nonconformist who lives with a group of formal, proper penguins. But it is Tacky who foils the plans of the three critters with "get-rich-quick plans" that threaten the penguins' existence. With his un-penguin-like antics, Tacky puzzles the hunters to such an extent that they're firmly convinced that they are not in the "land of the pretty penguins." This is a rollicking tale that clearly shows that there are advantages to being an individual. Sure to elicit lots of chuckles from young readers in Kindergarten through Grade 2.
Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new Laugh-Along series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her time to freelance illustration.
"Droll facial expressions, which still retain their animal quality, add more humor to a perceptive text about being different." Booklist, ALA