Arrr, me hearties! Hoist the virtual anchor and join us on a jolly journey with the tale of Pirate & Penguin by author Mike Allegra and talented illustrator Jenn Harney! This swashbuckling adventure is sure to give you plenty of laughs and giggles with a witty tale and bright illustrations.
“An amusing romp that will have landlubbers and scurvy sea dogs alike giggling.”
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Mike Allegra sailed into uncharted writing waters to create an all-dialogue story with an unexpected pirate character: a little dotty, well-meaning, and unusually patient (anyone would snap if a penguin trashed their ship and spit out their cracker). He’s written a number of other books for children, including Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles (Page Street Kids) and Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist (Sourcebooks). He also works as an editor and a creative writing teacher.
Jenn Harney had a blast creating the art for this story because who doesn’t love pirates and penguins? Together at last! She’s illustrated many other children’s books, including Hornswoggled! (Page Street Kids), and even authored a couple as well. She lives in Ohio with her family and their corgi named Steve.
Page Street Publishing Co. publishes nearly one hundred and fifty original titles a year and is distributed by Macmillan everywhere except Canada, where Manda does the sales and PGC handles the distribution. Each year we try to help local environmental causes and donate a small portion of our profits to local charity groups, including The Trustees. We use only sustainable paper vendors and print with environmentally-friendly, soy-based ink. Page Street Publishing Co. was founded in 2012 and is located just outside of Boston.
Pirates and Penguin is written by Mike Allegra. This story is recommended for ages 4-8. However, it's a fun children's book that all will enjoy. A pirate who is on the search for a parrot - but finds a penguin instead. However, the pirate tries to make the penguin act like a parrot, including having him eat crackers. The penguin does not like the crackers and spits them out - which causes the pirate to get upset and make the penguin walk the plank.
I read this story with my 10 year old. He loved the pictures and the story. Thank you to the author, publisher and Children's Book Review for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.