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Penguin and Pinecone


4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,004 ratings  ·  301 reviews
When curious Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary!
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published October 1st 2012)
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Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, clean, 2016
Cutest book! And the illustrations are absolutely adorable!
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story illustrates the bittersweet task of supporting the people we love, even if it means losing them.

Penguin is having lots of fun with his new friend Pinecone, but when he realizes that Pinecone can't grow up big and strong planted in the ice, he carries him on his sled, all the way home to the forest. But just as the ice is no place for a pinecone, a forest is no place for a penguin, so Penguin has to leave Pinecone behind.

This also applies to more intimate relationships: We all thrive
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
1. Opening: I would begin reading: One day penguin found a curious object. What do you think it is? What do you think he will do with it? Can you be friends with objects/things? What do you think he will do with his new friend? Listen as I read Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon. When I am done reading be ready to answer if the story turned out how you expected.

2. Opening moves: read some of the text to engage attention. Foreshadow the problem of the story, and alert students to unusual litera
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Penguin finds Pinecone, he learns that he needs to take his friend to the forest for him to thrive. After he drops his friend off, he is sad and fondly thinks of his friend. He decides to visit Pinecone to see if he has grown big and strong as well. Pinecone has grown into a glorious pine, complete with the scarf that Penguin had knit for him.

A charming, thoughtful story. Perfect for kids aged 4 - 6 who miss someone who has moved away. "Penguin and Pinecone may have been far apart, but the
RH Walters
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is as cute as its title, and uses a few simple elements to convey a world of heart.
Edward Sullivan
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A delightfully simple, heartwarming story with a beautiful message.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story of friendship and of course Penguin knits, so I'm a fan.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adorable, sweet story about a penguin who finds a pinecone and befriends it. Their friendship evolves and becomes distant but remains very special, too. Great book!!!
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: educ378-spring
This book teaches the value of friendship. After reading this book, I would have the children do a writing activity answering the question what have you done for a friend.
In the book the penguin knits the pinecone a scarf, then takes him to the forest where he can grow.
I would help the children understand that doing nice things for friends helps friendship grow.
There are a lot of crafts that could be done after reading this book. If you read it to a group of older students you c
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
This is one of the cutest books you can read to your child.

Penquin finds a Pinecone, befriends him and even knits him a scarf to keep him warm. The Penquin decides he has to take Pinecone home because he is cold and not growing like he should because of the snow. As sad as it makes Penquin, he makes the best choice for his friend by letting go.

This little board book teaches love, sharing, caring and putting others before yourself even if it makes you sad. More than once it made me sniffle at t
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: with-svea
A simple but lovely story about friendship and love between two very different creatures, a penguin and a pinecone. The penguin learns that the pinecone cannot live and grow in the cold place that the penguin lives, and he returns him to the forest. Later, he travels back to find that he's grown into a giant pine tree. The author manages to express deep feelings of love with beautiful little objects and actions. The story quietly teaches lessons about diversity, biological development, friendshi ...more
Age: Toddler - preschool

When it brought two librarians to tears with how sweet it was, you know it's a keeper.

This is such a great story of an unlikely friendship that, unfortunately, could not be kept because pine cones cannot live on the ice and penguins cannot live in the forest. Even with this reality, Penguin and Pinecone share fond memories up until the moment Penguin drops Pinecone off in the forest. Still in his/her heart, Penguin goes to find his friend after much time has passed. The
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
When Penguin finds a pinecone he befriends it and tries to protect it from the cold and snow before realizing that the pinecone would be better off in the forest. Penguin makes a journey to the forest and sets up a happy home for the pinecone to grow into a tree. Later, Penguin visits his old frined and the two friends play as only a penguin and pinecone can.

A beautiful friendship story that will warm your heart. Good read aloud. Art is rendered digitally in Photoshop.
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I read this today (having forgotten that I read it years ago) and had to up my star rating. It was so sweet!! Maybe having a little kid now makes me more susceptible to the charms of picture books? UGH IT WAS SO ADORABLE. The penguin knits a freakin' tiny scarf for a pinecone!! What's not to love?!?!
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Utterly, utterly charming! Every page made me stop and go, "AWWWW!" The words are few and the illustrations are simple, yet Yoon perfectly conveys a truly precious story of love and friendship. Both my 8yo and 4yo instantly fell in love with Penguin, and his beloved Pinecone! As an added bonus: Penguin knits!
A wonderful story of friendship. Penguin meets Pinecone and they become friends even though they can't stay together on the ice where Penguin lives. An excellent read aloud and would be perfect for storytime. Enjoyed reading this one to Nora, one to add to my picture book wishlist.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Loved this! Such a sweet book! This is great for all kids, and has such touching moments.
Rachel Watkins
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This sweet picture book features a penguin who likes to knit! Read it for a story of everlasting friendship told with colorful illustrations.
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ellie, jacob, mom
Cute book about loving one another. Recommended by our librarian friend who also goes to CBS with us..krb 3/30/16
OneCity OneLibrary
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Used this alongside a non-fiction book called A Baby Penguin Story by Martha Rustad to introduce grades K-1 to the concept of Fiction vs. Non-fiction. Great story! - KO
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Adore this book for its sweet illustrations and beautiful message, and because my thirteen year old gushed over it and insisted on her own copy:)
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: storytime
Exceptional book about friendship. Very heartwarming. Big pictures and few words.
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
How adorable is this book! If you haven't picked it up yet, I suggest you take a few minutes to appreciate love and friendship.
Mahoshy Carter
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So cute ❤ ...more
April Thompson
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When you give love, it grows. Adorable story!
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is adorably quirky. A penguin finding a pinecone friend, knitting a scarf for it, and taking it carefully home. The pictures are simple and cute. A lovely friendship story.
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animalitos
Beautiful story of friendship and its contagious effects.
Hannah Jones
Penguin found something in the woods. It's brown. It's hard. It's prickly. Penguin decides to take the mystery object home and take care of it. What could this mystery object be and what will their relationship be like?

Penguin and pine cone is such a cute story. I loved that the penguin was concerned with the pine cone being cold and that penguin wanted to take care of it. That is a really good example to use to teach kids the importance of kindness and especially kindness to strangers. I also
Milan Žila
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delightful and cute book. The pictures really steal the show with cuteness on every page and very good use of colours.

The story is a bit thin with a message that changes halfway through the book. (view spoiler). But the pict
Sara Easterly
In less than 200 words complemented by stunning illustration, it’s a story filled with so many gems – gently touching on emergence, attaching through sameness, falling in love, play, alpha caring, the hierarchical wisdom of grandfathers, the hero’s journey, bridging separation, missing, holding loved ones close, transplanting children, an attachment village, a sense of home, togetherness without a loss of separateness, mixed feelings, and reaching maturity.

Complete review at https://bookbonding.
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Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of over 150 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big Adventure, Found, and Stormy Night.

Her latest book, Be a Friend, was a Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick. Among her other awards are a Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book for Penguin's Big Adventure, an

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