Here’s my Perfect Picture Book Friday choice:

My Pet Penguins
Written and Illustrated by Mark Iacolina
Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
January 2014
Suitable for: Ages 2 and up
Themes: Pets, Friendship, Penguins

Opening Lines: Penguins waddle. Penguins play.
Synopsis from Amazon: Penguins make the best pets! Follow a little girl and her pet penguins as they flip pancakes, spin on the ice, and read a story before catching some zzz’s!

Link to resources: Pets in the classroom. Teaching children pet safety. Talk about pets in the household and write a book on what it can do, using the fun examples from the book.

Why I like the Book: It’s another penguin book! Well, there’s more to it than that. The book’s simple illustrations show how My Pet Penguins can add to the fun of the day. The story is simple with many two word sentences. These short ones add to the overall story of how the penguins are involved in young girl’s day from beginning to end. Mark Iacolina also has written and illustrated My Pet Giraffe and My Pet Polar Bear. Penguins is in board book form and would make a great gift for to a newborn looking for a cute read.

I hope to keep up with everything this weekend. I’m attending an illustrator’s intensive with Will Terry via the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI. Nope. I’m still not an illustrator, but Will Terry is a great storyteller and I anticipate learning tons of information.

Find more PPBF at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.