by JimmyJ, January 12, 2009 1:50 PM
Jason's teacher Mr. Taylor loves a challenge: give him five objects, and he'll work them all into a story of his own creation. And when Jason gives Mr. Taylor the "ultimate challenge" list a penguin, a polar bear, a cactus, quicksand, and a baseball he enthralls the class with an arctic adventure. Meanwhile, in Jason's day-to-day life, he has to take flak from his classmates when they find out that he loves to cook, and he just can't seem to convince his chef dad to let him help out at the family restaurant. In the end, though, both stories end happily especially when Jason's dad and classmates get a taste of his signature sandwich, the Amazin' Jason. The Penguin's Peril is a testament to the power of storytelling and will inspire young readers to be true to themselves.