Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story by Salina Yoon

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Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story by Salina Yoon (Walker and Company, 2012) is a sweet story about a friendship between a penguin and a pinecone. In the story, Penguin befriends a pinecone (an anthropomorphic pinecone that returns feelings of affection). Although the two friends live far apart, Penguin knits scarves for his pinecone friend and Pinecone remembers the penguin who helped him get planted. The ending of the story is cliche, and yet it works.

My son and I finished the story and sighed “oooh!” The pictures are simply adorable: seriously, how could a knitting penguin be anything but cute? I love how Penguin’s friendly example lets his other penguin friends likewise find some connections by the end.

Reviewed on November 9, 2012

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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