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Penguin Dreams

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Penguins don't dream! And, they can't fly either, but in this zany story from the bestselling author and artist team who created Olive, the Other Reindeer, anything goes!
Before the alarm sings ding-a-ling, one special penguin finds himself flying up, up, up and away. On his journey through space and sky, he meets some wacky winged characters, then lands head first in a pe
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 1999)
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Feb 28, 2016 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author and Illustrator:
The illustrate for the book " Penguin Dreams" is so funny, and I could picture when my students read those pictures they will laugh.
Personal Response to the Book:
It is a fun book for students to read by themselves, and in the book there are lots of sound words and I think my students would like to sound all those words out when they read this book!
Liza Gilbert
Aug 01, 2009 Liza Gilbert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is an entirely story-less book. It is apparently the dreams of a penguin. It seems to be an excuse for the illustrator to create different scenes, which do, indeed, turn out very well. The best part of the book is the quote by a three year old on the back cover about penguins "They fly in the water."
2001 May 13

What are penguin dreams? Cool, of course. Also, weird. This has more the feel of a David Wiesner book, although the art remains true to Seibold's distinctive style.


2013 July 22

I read it aloud to Natasha last night while we were waiting for Merlin to load on Netflix. Yes, we are attracted to fantasy. She shares my admiration for the incredibly cool two page spreads in which Chingi Chongo is flying through space, and then space turns out to be the complex world of underwater. Also, s
Aug 03, 2008 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, let me say that the artwork is really cool.

The story though... it's about what you'd expect from a dream. It jumps around a lot. I like it, my nieces like it, but I can appreciate that some kids might not get it. That's cool.

Very short, as well. If your kid gets into it, that means it's great for hurried bedtimes.
The Book Sale Scrounger

The description tells me that the penguin will least in his dreams.

The books shows the penguin least in his dreams.

Frankly, everyone wins in this situation.
Amy Adams
Cute story. Penguins probably do wish they could fly. Very lovely illustrations. This would work nicely for the littles for storytime because it's super short, has fun pictures, and is full of cool sounds they can help make.
Jenny Forgay
Mar 21, 2010 Jenny Forgay rated it really liked it
You could use this book when working on a science lesson or just for fun during the winter.
Rose Ann
Cute childrens' picture book. Cute drawings.
Dec 28, 2013 Brittany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 08, 2012 Dona rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture
Usually I really like penguins but I didn't get this book at all. Could totally just be me though.
Madeline Wakem
Illustrations show the imagination that can occur in one simple dream!
Sean Evans
Penguin Dreams (I Can Sleep Book) by J. Otto Seibold (1999)
Jan 27, 2009 Esme rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rated by my 4 & 5 year old students.
Feb 17, 2015 Heather rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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love Seibold's illustrations
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Apr 25, 2013
Nice drawings, vivid colors... nice bedtime read for the little ones.
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