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Penguin Problems (Animal Problems) (Hardcover)

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
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Description


Have you ever thought: I have so many problems and nobody even cares? Well, penguins have problems too! Discover them in this hilarious collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales)!
 
This penguin has come to tell you that life in Antarctica is no paradise. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.
 
Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . . 
 
This book is sure to tickle kids’ funny bones and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud.
 
"We are all Mortimer [the main character in Penguin Problems]." —The New York Times

“Bursting with humor.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“The snark level is cranked up high.” —The Horn Book, Starred
 
“Will be right at home with fans of Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat.” —Booklist
 
“Classic comedy.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Rib-tickling.” —School Library Journal

About the Author


JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You!, Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already!. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama. For six years, Jory taught writing at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco.
 
LANE SMITH has written and illustrated a number of novels and picture books for children, including two Caldecott Honor titles and four New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards. He was a 2014 recipient of a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award and was named an Honor Artist by the Eric Carle Museum. He lives with his wife, book designer Molly Leach, in rural Connecticut.

Praise For…


"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."— Kirkus Reviews starred review

"The temperature may be below freezing, but the snark level is cranked up high
in this collaboration between funnymen John and Smith."— Horn Book starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780553513370
ISBN-10: 0553513370
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Animal Problems

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A perfect book for the start of a new school year, or for any time that you need a wonderful guide into the wide and beautiful world we live in! Inclusive and full of love, All Are Welcome shows us that no matter who we are or where we come from, we can all live together and flourish together, and the world is a better place when we make one another feel welcome!

(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel