A penguin story

By Portis, Antoinette

Publishers Summary:
Edna the penguin tries to find something in her surroundings that is not black, white, or blue.

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978-0-06145-689-3
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

PreS-Gr 2 Like the imaginative heroes of Portis's "Not a Box" (2007) and "Not a Stick" (2008, both HarperCollins), Edna yearns for something different. Though her fellow penguins are content to play and eat in their world of white snow, black night, and blue sea, she seeks something else. She finds ita giant, bright orange research station, inhabited by orange-coated researc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

is at once light-hearted and profound. The words and illustrations are understated and funny. Antoinette Portis's two-dimensional penguins have stout bodies and little stick legs, like mailboxes in profile. Portis contrasts straightforward dialogue ("Come play with us!" a little penguin tells Edna) with silly visuals (ten penguins standing on one another in an acrobatic display). There is a clue that Edna may indeed discover something new when an o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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