Penguin in Love should worry about friends first

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Penguin in Love

by Salina Yoon

for 7 or 8 year old

This is a picture book, but it is about a penguin looking for love – with capital letters.  I could see looking for friendship, but, at this age, let’s not force love on young children.  They are not mini-adults.  

Children are forced to be older, act older, dress older.  Let’s let them wait on some of the pressure. Let’s not tell them they should be looking for love as toddlers.

The illustrations are well done. The story could have been cute if it had focused on friendship.

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