Thursday, January 5, 2017

I Love Tacky the Penguin

Today, my family and I re-read Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester. If you haven't read this zany picture book yet, you should run to the library and borrow it. In our family, we have read and re-read it many times, and both my children adore Tacky. Tacky is a wacky and eccentric penguin who marches to the beat of his own drum. Much to his fellow penguins' (Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect) dismay, they find Tacky rather odd. Tacky doesn't march in straight perfect lines, and he doesn't have a beautiful melodic voice. But thanks to Tacky's quirkiness, he saves his companions from the hunters who want to catch the penguins. Tacky manages to outsmart the hunters and scare them away.

My children LOVE this book and the audiobook. They crack up laughing every time we sing the "How Many Toes Does A Fish Have" song. This endearing picture book is a great book about being comfortable and proud of who you are, and Tacky is a great role model.

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