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Publisher Comments:

Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. 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's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.

Review:

"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 the sky and ocean only increase her ennui. Readers know alternatives exist because a sunset-orange seaplane goes by when Edna's back is turned; brilliant green and orange endpapers, too, contrast with the limited palette and blocky compositions. Edna treks over icebergs to a revelatory destination, then brings her brood to meet a friendly human expedition camping in ambulance-orange domes and wearing matching jumpsuits; she proudly waddles home with a souvenir orange rubber glove. Portis (Not a Box) celebrates those who long for art and, with her own playful rendering, she inspires readers to celebrate, too. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Edna the penguin only knows white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there are more colors out there, so she sets out on a quest, in this new book from the creator of "Not a Box." Full color.

About the Author

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of theNew York Timesbestselling Not a Boxand Not a Stick. She lives in Southern California. This is her third children’s book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061456886
Author:
Portis, Antoinette
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Antoinette Portis
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Penguins
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081223
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8 x 10 x 0.25 in 13.6 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061456886 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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 the sky and ocean only increase her ennui. Readers know alternatives exist because a sunset-orange seaplane goes by when Edna's back is turned; brilliant green and orange endpapers, too, contrast with the limited palette and blocky compositions. Edna treks over icebergs to a revelatory destination, then brings her brood to meet a friendly human expedition camping in ambulance-orange domes and wearing matching jumpsuits; she proudly waddles home with a souvenir orange rubber glove. Portis (Not a Box) celebrates those who long for art and, with her own playful rendering, she inspires readers to celebrate, too. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Edna the penguin only knows white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there are more colors out there, so she sets out on a quest, in this new book from the creator of "Not a Box." Full color.
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