Posted by Venus on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Templar Books
Release Date: February 1, 2013
One little penguin. Three hungry cats. His chances don't look good - can this penguin in peril make his escape?
Despite some fantastic illustrations, the story was rather confusing. If the cats are so hungry, why do they then waste their money on a movie that just makes them hungrier? Then they hatch some kind of plan that involves a penguin, yet we never actually discover what the original plan is. Since we don't know the plan, I don't understand why the penguin thought he was in peril as it was obvious that the cats needed him to help with the plan and weren't intent on eating him. I know that this gave some great moments for the penguin to blend in with other things that resemble our black and white friend, which is perhaps more of the point, but it didn't make sense.
Will a small child care? Probably not. Kids are really interesting in regards to what books they love and sometimes just some cats and a penguin are enough.