Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters!

Penguin/Nancy Paulsen. Oct. 2021. 30p. Board $7.99. ISBN 9780593406908.
PreS-K–Penguins don’t wear sweaters unless there is an oil spill and lots of well-meaning knitters think it would be a good idea to send them something to put on. Fortunately, these Australian penguins had to wear the sweaters just long enough for a photo shoot, and then people who really knew how to care for penguins washed them up and released them to enjoy penguin things once the water was cleared of oil. Penguins huddling, cuddling, waddling, and gliding through the deep blue sea, even looking in consternation at the oily water, are as adorable as they come in these bright and stylized illustrations.
VERDICT This book could be the inspiration for budding environmentalists. An author’s note explains the true story that it’s based on.

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