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Pippi the Penguin

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A book about family, loss, and asking for help. Great illustrations and story.

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We may be slightly biased, as we are a penguin loving family, but this was such a sweet, cute story. Great artwork. Loved the lesson about being helpful to others.

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A meritocracy-bashing junior read, as we look at the motherhood of Pippi. She's always the first to the krill, and the best krill, and always makes the other penguin chicks jealous when baby Ella gets to enjoy so much up-chucked bounty. Reluctantly she tests one of the dads in the colony as to his diving and swimming skills, and shows him where the krill are – but when danger rears its ugly head, Pippi realises it's better for all that everyone knows her secrets and her skills. The text is nicely concise, with the use of speech bubbles as well, so the story is quickly taken on board. It certainly doesn't allow space on the page for less socialist concepts to get a look-in, so we're stuck accepting that Pippi has learnt to be helpful for everyone's sake, and we all ought to be more Pippi. You can argue that until the penguins come home, but this is a reasonable presentation regardless, and a bit of collective kindness is rarely a bad thing, after all.

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Thank you so much to Rosen Publishing/ Windmill Books and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Pippi likes to keep her secret of the krill to herself so her daughter Ella can have the best food, then one day she shares with her best friend Pita where to find it. But trouble is afoot as an orca spots them and she must divert them, all whilst a bird scared Ella far away into hiding.

This was a cute story, the penguins were all so incredibly cute, I liked that they all wanted the good food but they could keep up with her to find it anywhere, so the little ones were getting bored of what they were given, but I’m also glad she eventually shared it with her friends.

This is a really nice book, it’s an easy and fun read, it shows a bit about how penguins can live, it’s a great book for young ones to read or be read, the writing is clear and easy to read. I really enjoyed it, it was so cute.

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If you know me, you know I love penguins. So, I have a weakness for any book about penguins. The illustrations in this book are realistic, but also show animation and clear expressions in the penguin characters. Pipi knows a sectet place for finding krill, but doesn't want to share. But, of course, by the end of the book she learns the importance of sharing and helping out your community. I thought it was interesting that the parent was the greedy character in this book. It shows that we can all change and learn new lessons, no matter how old.

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Informative and fun, I enjoyed facts surrounding emperor penguins. The story felt a bit disconnected at times, as such I had hoped for a smoother flow.

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This book was good. Pippi went from greedy to helping others find food as well as thing to help when predators came around. At first she tried to out swim Pita then changed her mind after they ate. The pictures were well done too.

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I found this story to be very cute while also informative about Emperor Penguins. I did like seeing the main characters growth, but I’m not sure I loved how negative she was to the other penguin. A few pages could have been added in to show more growth to convey the message better to child readers.

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Honestly I didn’t love this one. It had great graphics and an awesome opportunity to teach children not to be greedy and to help others but it missed the mark. I don’t feel the conflict/resolution was as clear as it should’ve been

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I adored this book, the illustrations are dynamic and perfect for kids of all ages to see and the message about sharing is important to learn. Plus penguins are so much fun!

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I enjoyed reading this adorable book about penguins. Young readers will resonate with the themes found in the text. The illustrations are beautiful too!

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This cute book tells the story of a penguin who learns how to share and teach other penguins certain skills. I enjoyed the illustrations and flow of the text.

Thank you NetGalley and Windmill Books for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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A sweet book for both mom and child. Children will love the cute penguins and small suspense. Moms will love how the penguins care for eachother and their kids. Epitome of it takes a village.

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Pippi the Penguin is an excellent read for children who may need to learn how to share and the importance of community while also giving information on Penguins and how they live.
This is a super cute book about Pippi, who is great at finding food for her and her chick but doesn't like to share with the rest of her community. This leads to a problem when Pippi's chick goes missing, and she needs help finding it. This experience teaches Pippi the importance of community and helping one another.

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Loved this, I read this to my son last night and I understood the hidden meaning of it, he really enjoyed the graphics and illustrations. I genuinely think children’s books are getting better every year. Can’t wait to read more by the author.

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A story about a penguin named Pippi. Pippi uses her skills to get food. Great story and illustrations. I love penguin books and this one did not disappoint! Kids will love this story.

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This story didn't flow very well, and I didn't particularly like it. I think it is trying too hard to make a point.

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This was a story about a colony of emperor penguins and highlights a story between a mother penguin named Pippi and her chick named Ella. Initially Pippi goes to find food (krill) to bring back to Ella and doesn’t share the location with the other penguins of the colony. At one point, a father penguin asks Pippi for help to find krill as his chick was sick of eating the same food (squid). Pippi learns how to share knowledge, skills to others and how to work together as a team.

It’s a nice story and kids can learn some penguin facts along the way! It’s always good to have stories surrounding the importance of sharing and caring for one another. The illustrations were great.

I found the speech bubbles unnecessary, the story could stand alone without them and convey the same message with it omitted. I found it distracting to the main story. Having Pita and Pippi’s name so close together at times is a bit difficult for distinction and pronunciation

Thank you Rosen Publishing Group (Windmill Books) for the digital copy. This is my honest review!

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Pippi the penguin is the mother of Ella, for whom she gathers tasty krill, while some of the other young penguins have to be satisfied eating things like squid, because krill is hard to find. Although all the other penguin parents want to know where to find the krill, Pippi isn't willing to share that information with them.

Not until Ella suddenly goes missing, and the entire colony helps Pippi to look for her. That is when Pippi realises that things are always better when members of a community work together.

This is a cute book, featuring illustrations that go well with the storytelling. It also shares an important lesson through the process of entertaining readers. Recommended for children in the target age group.

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Pippi the Penguin
by Catherine Veitch
Pub Date Jan 15, 2024

This book was simply cute and fun to read while exploring the tuxedos of the water, Penguin. I believe that students will love this book because it will keep them engaged while teaching facts about penguins. The illustrations were well down and will catch the eyes of children and be a great read to have fun with penguins.

Thank you NetGalley, Rosen Publishing Group, & Windmill Books for the ARC in return for my honest review.

Keep reading and find your next adventure in black and white.

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