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The Penguin That Hated the Cold (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)
Tired of always being cold, Pablo, a penguin, decides to move from the South Pole to a warmer climate.
Unknown Binding, 42 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Random House (NY)
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As I was listening to my audiobook today about Ernest Shackleton's 1915 Endurance crew floating through the Antarctic on ice floes, I had a flashback to this book I loved from my early childhood. I haven't thought about it in over 30 years, but I remember clearly the wonderful illustrations of Pablo's igloo on his ever-shrinking bit of ice, and then the final page where he's in a hammock on a beach. I'm just so sad my children are already too old to appreciate this darling story!
Barbara Brenner is a respected, award-winning author, specializing in works of both juvenile fiction and nonfiction educational material that deals with animals, nature, and ecology. Her interests range from the natural world (i.e. Thinking about Ants) to American history (e.g. Wagon Wheels), all of which are reflected in the wide scope of her work. Brenner discussed with Contemporary Authors Onli ...moreMore about Barbara Brenner...