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The Penguin Who Wanted To Be Different

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A wonderfully illustrated story about Dorothy, a penguin who asked Santa Claus for a very special present. She wants to be different!
Published (first published January 1st 2000)
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Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
Here is one more for the Penguin books!

When I was a little girl, my mother used to read me a book about a Penguin in the Danish zoo who would wear a red scarf and go visit the monkey exhibit. It was one of my favorite books ever. She read it over and over for me. I thought it lost but then I found it again as a grown up and it is now part of my children's book collection.

My son Berend went through a phase of loving penguins as well. Partly because we visited several zoos where they had great pe
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Tatiana
Read as part of penguin unit. A cute story.
Jen Goeden
The story “The Penguin who wanted to be Different” is about a little penguin named Dorothy who just wants to be different then the other penguin. Dorothy writes Santa a letter and asks if he can help her become different, which Santa gives her a special gift!
This books shows that it is good for children to want to be different and not like everyone else. Also it shows that don’t give up on what you want because it will happen in some special way. The colors are very bright which makes you want t
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Amanda S.
This was a sweet book about a little penguin who did not want to blend in. She realizes that she looks like all of the other penguins in town. Her help is requested by someone very special and she is happy to help. She finally gets her wish in the end.
Andd Becker
Jill Newton's illustrations align with Maria O'Neill's text.
All of the penguins look the same. This bothers Dorothy, who wants to be different. A Christmas wish becomes reality.
Meghan
A cute story about a penguin who writes to santa asking to be different. Santa then takes the little penguin on his trip around the world to hand out toys.
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