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Penguin's Hidden Talent Paperback – 29 Mar 2012
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There aren't a huge number of words in Penguin's Hidden Talent picture book but the author, Alex Latimer, nevertheless manages to create a lovable anti-hero that we can all relate to, whatever our age!
The story is simple but gives a great life-lesson to young readers...It's a cute, fun book, ideal for readers of any age, that is guaranteed to make you go awwww !" (Mad House Family Reviews)
"Warm and witty...Penguin's Hidden Talent highlights the importance of friendship, encouragement and individuality." (Booktrust)
A clever, empowering story about finding out what your special skill is.See all Product Description
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Its quirky, it has bright images and the overall message within is a positive one that I absolutely loved. Add to this some charming characters, a wonderful story arc and all in the positive message will filter through to your young reader.
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I am in love with the illustrations of this book. They are adorably simple. The story is sweet, but it also has some good humor. I love the page where Rabbit tries to help Penguin find his talent. You have to read it to see what I mean. This book is a little long to do in a preschool storytime, but I think it would be perfect for Kindergarten or for a small group. I work in the children's department of a library, and I can think of a lot of young children to recommend this book to, as well as a few parents of not-so-young children. Parents and children will both appreciate this one.
Penguin told his friends it was okay he would plan the Talent Show. He busied himself on the phone, making posters and many other things for the show.
His friends were amazed at the wonderful job Penguin did arranging everything. The Talent Show was a big success and his friends won many prizes. It made him sad that he had not been able to enter the Talent Show. His friends watched him leave and they felt so sorry for Penguin. They wondered what could they do to show their thanks for all the work he did to arrange the talent show. So they gave him a party which was the worst party anyone had ever arranged.
Surely Penguin had a talent. Do you think he was jealous of his friends talent? What do you think was Penguin's talent? What did he do for the Talent Show?
Be sure to grab a copy of this book and find out what was Penguin's talent.
The author points out that everyone has a talent only if they believe in themselves and are persistent in searching deep within for that hidden talent. I remember hearing my grandmother say, "An ear should not be jealous of the nose or a hand be jealous of the foot. They are all very important so when we say we are not as pretty or talented as someone else, we are very wrong because we are each important in many ways." This works both ways for you or someone else. We each have a purpose!
The illustrations depict the story of the characters and their surroundings. Way too cute! Many things for the child to find and point out and name with the encouragement of the story teller.
I recommend this book for children ages 4-8!
I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.