A Penguin Like Me (Hardcover)

A Penguin Like Me By Marcus Pfister, David Henry Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marcus Pfister, David Henry Wilson (Translated by)
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A penguin is a penguin is a penguin in this picture book about community and acceptance, from best-selling author of The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister!

At first glance, all penguins look the same. But a closer look reveals that every penguin is different. Theo is the smartest of them all, but doesn’t want to show it. Felix has short wings, Sarah loves to draw more than talk, and Lena is attracted to Ida. Each penguin has worries and fears, strengths and dreams. And yet, together they form a community.

Amid a picturesque ice landscape with colors ranging from cool to radiantly warm, Marcus Pfister introduces a diverse penguin society in which everyone is allowed to be themself.

About the Author

Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Art School of Bern, he apprenticed as a graphic designer and worked in an advertising agency before becoming self-employed in 1984. His debut picture book, The Sleepy Owl, was published by NorthSouth in 1986, but his big breakthrough came six years later with The Rainbow Fish. Marcus has illustrated over sixty-five books that have been translated into more than sixty languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife, Debora, and their children in Bern.

David Henry Wilson, born in London, is a playwright, novelist, children’s book author, and translator. His plays have been produced in many well-known theaters in Great Britain as well as abroad, and his children’s books—especially the Jeremy James series—have been translated into many languages. His novel The Coachman Rat received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. For many years he lectured at the universities of Bristol (England) and Konstanz (Germany), where he founded the university theater. His translations from French and German cover many subjects, ranging from literary theory, art, travel, and general culture to children’s novels and picture books.

Praise For…

". . .the sympathetic accounting, which eschews employing labels for specific traits. . . offers a real feel for the penguins’ individual yearnings to both be themselves and belong"
— Publishers Weekly

"A Penguin Like Me involves maintaining happy and healthy relationships among a community of diverse individuals and emphasizes the beauty of acknowledging, accepting, and sharing everyone’s unique perspective."
— NY Journal of Books

A tale as sparkly as its art.
— Booklist, on Franz-Ferdinand the Dancing Walrus

"A beautifully illustrated introduction to diversity. These adorable penguins share who they are and remind us that everyone is different and that's what makes being a person such a wonderful experience."
— Vaughn L.

"A sweet and accessible exploration of how our identities all contribute something to our communities! All penguins are different, in terms of abilities, interests, and identities - but all of them are important to their friends and life on their iceberg. The perfect addition to a shelf exploring diversity!"
— –Maddie M., librarian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780735845589
ISBN-10: 0735845581
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English