Tacky the Penguin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 6, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.

Tacky is an odd bird. He 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.

When intimidating visitors invade their peaceful nice, icy land it'll take a lot more than a bunch of perfect penguins to save the day. Thank goodness Tacky's such an odd bird! 


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User Review  - msmarymac - LibraryThing

A cute story of an odd penguin that doesn’t quite do things the same way the other penguins do. The other penguins are very orderly and Tacky is not. The other penguins are very graceful and Tacky is ... Read full review

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User Review  - ngwiaz1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book mainly because of the illustrations. They were very detailed and the humanistic facial expressions depicted the characters well. I thought the images were very age appropriate and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new Laugh-Along series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her time to freelance illustration.


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