Tacky the Penguin

Written by Helen Lester • Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Reviewed by Rachael P. (age 8)

This book is about a penguin named Tacky. Tacky was an odd bird. All the other penguins: Goody, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect dive swiftly, but Tacky cannonballs! They sing nicely, but Tacky is really loud! Then hunters come. All the penguins sing very loud like Tacky usually does. All the hunters run away holding their ears because it is so loud! Tacky saved the day with his loud singing.

I think the author wrote this book very well. It was easy to understand and it was interesting because Tacky is different.

My favorite part was when all the penguins sang loudly to get the hunters to go away. I was happy for the penguins.

I liked Tacky because he is really funny in the whole story. He was special because he was different from all the other penguins.

This story seems true because everyone is different and special like Tacky.

I recommend this book to everyone, because it's really funny and it teaches a good lesson. The lesson is that everyone is special and it is okay to be different.

Rachael P. is a student in Ms. Finch's 2nd/3rd Grade Class
2004-2005