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Plenty of Penguins (1999): Plethora of Puzzling Poetry

Sonia W. Black, Plenty of Penguins (Scholastic, 1999)


photo credit: Better World Books

Antarctic tongue twisters.

Cute intro to penguins. Excellent illustrations. But the rhyme scheme has a tendency to fall by the wayside, and there is at least one piece here where the author is really stretching it to get the education value (yes, “colonies” and “rookeries” do rhyme, but putting them in the same couplet makes from some really awkward reading). The bean is very much enjoying the illustrations, but about half the time we just let him “read” it on his own, looking at the pictures rather than actually reading it to him. **

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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