A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton (Picture Puffin Books)

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9780142501702: A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton (Picture Puffin Books)

When Emily comes home from school and tells her family what she has learned about penguin parents and their babies, Pinkerton is inspired and starts dreaming of raising a penguin pup of his own. In his desperation to become a father, Pinkerton mistakes a football for a penguin egg and winds up tossing an entire football team into one big pileup. Luckily, Emily's Granny arrives in time to save the day, in this typically hilarious adventure starring everyone's favorite irrepressible Great Dane.

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Steven Kellogg is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than a hundred books for children.

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K-Gr 3-Pinkerton's back-and his new adventures are as outrageous and entertaining as ever. The story starts on the title page, as the oversized pup sneaks off with an unattended football. When his owner, Emily, comes home from school full of enthusiasm and information about their latest topic of study (penguins and their remarkable parenting skills), the Great Dane promptly decides the football must be an egg. When the girl decides to take him and his "egg" to school for show-and-tell, pandemonium ensues. An irate Billy gets his ball back by using a cookie as a bribe. Then on the way home, the dog just happens to find another football (it's in use at the time) and leads football players and spectators on a merry chase through a nearby dog show. He winds up at the empty ice rink, cradling his new penguin egg. Luckily, Granny has made a penguin egg (complete with zipper) and both Pinkerton and Emily are pleased as punch with the baby "Pinkwin" it contains. Kellogg's cheerful, busy artwork offers plenty of extra laughs, from Rose the cat's unsentimental musings (she sees the penguins-and most other animals, including Pinkerton-as potential cat food) to the outraged faces of the people and pets whose lives are complicated by the pup's headlong dash. An engaging story, humorous illustrations, amusing details, and a combination of perennially popular topics make this a sure winner.

Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

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