A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

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Edna the penguin knows only the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. But she is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest...a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it is everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.

 

About Antoinette Portis

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Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.
 
Published March 8, 2011 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Icy Antarctica is frustratingly monochromatic for Edna the penguin, so she forsakes playing (and occasionally even lunch) to scan the horizon for something else.

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Icy Antarctica is frustratingly monochromatic for Edna the penguin, so she forsakes playing (and occasionally even lunch) to scan the horizon for something else.

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Publishers Weekly

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Edna the penguin yearns for something more stimulating than a minimalist horizon. The endless white of snow and ice, the black of the night sky and the “Blue, blue, blue. Forever” of th

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Portis (Not a Box ) celebrates those who long for art and, with her own playful rendering, she inspires readers to celebrate, too.

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Common Sense Media

Bold black lines create strong images against the otherwise snowy world and move the story along without extra explanation about whys and wherefores.

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For example, the tiny orange plane that flies into the corner of one page shows just how startling any unusual color would be in such a snowy world.

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Youth Services Book Review

Edna is tired of the three colors that make up her world- white, black, and blue.

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