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Penguins Can't Fly!

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Gregory the gull and Hudson the penguin are the best of friends. When Gregory learns to fly, Hudson feels left out. But when Gregory gets into trouble, it’s Hudson who comes to his rescue, discovering he also has a wonderful skill.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 5th 2013 by Andersen (first published January 1st 2013)
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Preschool-'P'
5th out of 20 books — 4 voters
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Preschool Storytime
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Melissa
Oct 04, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libs-642
Byrne, R. (2013). Penguins can't fly. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's.

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The story is about two baby birds, a gull named Gregory and a penguin named Hudson, who grow up being the best of friends. When it’s time for Gregory to fly, Hudson sadly realizes he cannot. Gregory becomes friends with other gulls who make fun of Hudson for not being able to fly. But when Gregory gets into trouble, all of the birds find out that only Hudson can save him. They realize that even though Hudson can’t f
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Sarah Miller
Nov 10, 2014 Sarah Miller rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Watson, R. (2011). Crabby Pants. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window.

From day one, Gregory the gull and Hudson the penguin were the best of friends, and they did everything together. It wasn't until Gregory learned how to fly and Hudson quickly learned that he couldn't that the two felt very different. Once Gregory gets in trouble and Hudson is there to help, the friends soon realize they are the perfect match!

This story is a story of true friendship and this could lead into a discussion about bei
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Meghan Hunt
Aug 05, 2016 Meghan Hunt rated it really liked it
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This is a really sweet book about two birds who have been best friends since birth--Pigeon and Penguin. Penguin is sad because he can't fly like Pigeon. Pigeon's other friends tease Penguin tirelessly because he can't fly. Penguin then becomes determined to fly. He tries all sorts of contraptions to help him fly but to no avail. Then one day Pigeon is diving into the water when he gets stuck in a fisherman's net. Penguin swims down to rescue Pigeon to save the day. All of the pigeons reward him ...more
Angel Serrano
Dos amigos desde la cuna se crían juntos en el Polo Sur. Uno de ellos es una gaviota y el otro un pingüíno. Pero cuando la gaviota empieza a volar el pingüíno querrá imitarlo. Cada cual tiene sus cualidades, ni mejor ni peor.
Wooden Horse
I'm putting this on the school-skills shelf for its subtle theme about bullying. It's really the story of "two friends that become TRUE friends" as the subtitle states. The illustrations are spot on for the text. The expressions on the birds faces are especially endearing.
Sara
Jan 15, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The pictures of the penguin's various attempts to get himself airborne really make this one for me.
Meg McGregor
Jul 16, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
A very sweet story about the friendship between a gull and a penguin.

Each must learn that even though they are quite different, they still, can be there for one another!
Dee-Ann
Dec 16, 2014 Dee-Ann rated it really liked it
What a cute book. Lovely pictures and the characters are endearing. Not sure what side the penguins gull friend took when the penguin was being bullied.
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Kiddos love penguins but weren't very interested in this story.
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"Born in a hospital. Brought up in Brighton. Learnt to colour-in in Eastbourne. Worked in graphic design. Worked in Brighton, London, Manchester and Yorkshire Hills. Worked for myself. Met Philippa somewhere along the way. Had two children. Had the mid life crisis. Bought my first guitar. Got the urge to create a children’s book. Got an agent. Got a book deal. Got another book deal. Got to ...more
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