Synopses & Reviews
Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy
some Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gather
around the campfire to sing, eat sand#8217;mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed,
something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit.
Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should hightail it out of there,
but not Tacky!
"Droll facial expressions, which still retain their animal quality, add more humor to a perceptive text about being different." Booklist, ALA
"Tacky the Penguin returns for a seventh adventure, his funniest yet . . . . And itand#8217;s nothing short of hilarious to witness Tacky in his bulgy sleeping bag, unknowingly lying atop a huge pile of leftover sand#8217;mores that, despite his valiant efforts, and#8220;he just...couldnand#8217;t...quite...finnnnish.and#8221; In the end, as usual, the lovable slob saves the day, and the campers discover that their best defense against a ravenous, campsite-raiding bear is a sand#8217;more-addled penguin."and#8212;Horn Book
, starred review
"Lesterand#8217;s well-paced, witty tale is sure to please fans of the Tacky series, while the colorful ink-and-wash artwork will have them laughing out loud. A refreshingly different summer-camp story, this is a fine addition to a consistently amusing series."and#8212;Booklist
"As always, Tacky brings his larger-than-life personality to the excursion: his camping supplies include a television, pizza and roller blades; his and#8220;arts and craftsand#8221; project is a sprawling, abstract style painting; and he tips the canoe and canand#8217;t tell a good scary story. Munsingerand#8217;s art adds plenty of humor, up through the finale when Tacky proves his worth."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This is laugh-out-loud material for loyal Tacky fans and an excellent choice for new arrivals in the Nice Icy Land."and#8212;School Library Journal
Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
Tacky is an odd bird who marches to the beat of his own drummer.
He's something of an eccentric, which wouldn't be a problem if all the other
penguins weren't such . . . conformists. Listen and laugh along to
the first Tacky story on CD.
This Read-Along Book and CD Favorite includes a paperback edition
of the book and a compact disc in a newly designed reusable package,
making it perfect for car rides, storytime, and bedtime.
Tacky is an odd bird who marches to the beat of a different drummer. Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his eccentric behavior saves the day. Full color.
Tackys an odd bird, or Penguin rather, who likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his companions with a loud “Whats happening?” In fact, hes something of an eccentric, which his fellow penguins find somewhat bothersome until his odd behavior saves the day!
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger's beloved penguin Tacky saves the day (in unique style, of course) in another adventure in Nice Icy Land--now available in paperback!
About the Author
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.