Penguin's Hidden Talent

 
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Penguin's Hidden Talent
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4+
Release Date
August 01, 2012
ISBN
1561456292
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All of Penguin s friends are excited about the upcoming talent show, but Penguin can t seem to figure out what his talent is. He tries juggling appliances with Bear, doing magic tricks with Rabbit, and burping the alphabet with Fox, but he doesn t seem to be good at any of it. Stuck behind the scenes organizing, Penguin leaves the contest saddened, the only one who hasn t received a medal. His friends decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, but their festivities fizzle. That s when Penguin discovers he might have some special skills after all as he sets to work planning them all the best party ever.
Author and Illustrator Alex Latimer s quirky charm lights up the pages of this humorous picture book about finding your true talent.

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There's a talent show, and everybody has a special talent to showcase except for Penguin. Kids will enjoy Penguin's disastrous attempts to copy his friends' talents. I think the message that while his talent might not be something you can win a trophy for, it's still unique and valuable is a great lesson for kids to learn. However, the sparse style of the illustrations and the equally sparse style of prose left me wanting a bit more. It just didn't have that magic spark for me. Another reader might very well enjoy the things that left me a little cold, so this is a book worth looking into.
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