Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Picture Book Review: Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story
Written and illustrated by:  Salina Yoon
Published by: Walker & Company, 2012

*  One day Penguin finds an object (a pinecone) but doesn't know what it is.  Whatever it is, it looks cold, so he knits a scarf for it and loves his new friend.  Penguin's grandfather explains that Pinecone needs to live in the forest where it's warmer.  So Penguin goes on a trip to bring Pinecone back to the forest. As time passes by Penguin wants to see if Pinecone has grown big and strong, back in the forest.  He discovers that his friend has grown up.  The two play but Penguin can't stay.  Even though they are both sad they know that they will stay in each other's hearts. 

My parents read this story to the kids, on a rare night that my husband and I went out!  I then read it to my son, who enjoyed it the second time too! This was a very cute story about friendship. I enjoyed this one a lot and thought it touched upon more than just friends having fun.  It showed that friends can be apart from each other and think about and miss one other. It also showed that when reunited, friends can have as much fun as they did when they first met. I loved the ending line "when you give love....it grows." The illustrations were cute and helped add to the story.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

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