pre-school, ages3-5, lower primary school, Davidson Zann, Beedie Duncan, Good Behaviour Guide,
The penguins are a bit of a mess. But the Emperor is coming and they must mend their ways. So, they learn to become super polite. However the Emperor he is not particularly well-mannered himself. Despite this the penguins decide to hold on to their new ways as they realise that good manners come from kindness and kindness is a good thing to practise.
Usborne describes this as a “Good Behaviour Guide”.
This is a very busy book. The pages in which the penguins behave badly are full of entertaining pictures and colourful vocabulary. The pictures tell a supplementary story. The last double spread is particularly busy. Many of the pictures are integrated into the text and there are speech bubbles in some of them. Pre-schoolers may enjoy attempting to read some of the words.
The font is large but is definitely one for the more sophisticated reader.