Cover image for El pingüino Taky
Title:
El pingüino Taky
Author:
Lester, Helen.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Tacky the penguin. Spanish
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Language:
Spanish
ISBN:
9780618125302
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Central Library J SPANISH PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Foreign Language
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Niagara Branch Library J SPANISH PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Spanish Language
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Summary

Summary

Tacky's an odd bird, or Penguin rather, who likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his companions with a loud "What's happening?" In fact, he's something of an eccentric, which wouldn't be a problem if all the other penguins weren't such . . . conformists.
In their usual zany style, Lester and Munsinger demonstrate the problems and advantages of being an individual. Now in Spanish, Tacky is perfect for children learning Spanish and for Spanish-speaking children.


Author Notes

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat . Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS.^-Gr. 2. Taky, an unusual penguin, does not act like his proper penguin companions. Instead of following their rules, he does splashy cannonballs and sings his own songs. His independence isn't appreciated until he saves the other penguins when hunters come to trap them. Canetti's easygoing Spanish rendition and Munsinger's ink-and-watercolor illustrations make this story about being an individual exceptionally appealing.


Publisher's Weekly Review

PreS-Gr 2-Taky the Penguin is noticeably different from his fellow birds. Where they are graceful, elegant, courteous, and adorable, Taky is disheveled, frumpy, clumsy, and exuberant. One would think that this would lead to all sorts of problems, but it doesn't. Instead, while his elegant peers quake behind an ice floe, Tacky exhibits all of his boisterous, strange behavior and scares away some hunters. Sometimes, different is good. First published in English in 1990, this popular character appears in several other Houghton Mifflin titles (e.g., Three Cheers for Taky, 1996, Taky in Trouble, 1998 and most recently Taky and the Emperor, 2000), which have not yet been translated into Spanish. Recommended for public libraries and bookstores. MOB (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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