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El Pinguino Pedro (Penguin Pete)

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Pete the penguin has a good time playing on land with his fellow birds and learning how to swim in the sea.
Hardcover, 12 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by NorthSouth (first published January 1st 1987)
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Sonia
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tutoring-books
A book about a little penguin who is too small.

He tries to be different but learns to accept who he is.
Bridget Neace
It was cute enough, but the plot lacked cohesion.
Jackie
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Penguin Pete, written by Marcus Pfister tells the story of a little penguin named Pete who is learning to fit in. Pete was a small penguin who would get made fun of because of his size. Pete wanted to be like the other penguins and swim in the sea. Pete met a bird named Steve. Steve was trying to teach Pete to fly, but Pete’s a penguin and he cannot fly. Marcus Pfister uses easy vocabulary so that children can read this book on their own. Marcus also teaches children about what life is like as a ...more
Matthew
Apr 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby
The eyes of the Penguins in this book make me laugh. The illustrations are fun. The text content per page is about 4-10 lines per page. Some pages with more lines can overwhelm under-confident readers. The book has many lines of dialogue.

The friendship developed between Pete and Steve is nice because it fosters making friends with people who might be different than you. The book also might be a good book for a child dealing with a friend moving away but it's not specifically geared for that.

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Mary
This is the story of a penguin who wants to grow up very quickly but, of course, can’t. He tries to keep himself occupied on land by skating and spinning, and one day he meets a bird and tries to fly. When that doesn’t work, his mother decides that the next day he can go into the sea for the first time. I thought the images were lovely but the book wasn’t very interesting.
Jade Detzer
This story is about a small penguin, Pete, trying to and grow up and do everything the other penguins do. He meets a friend and then his friend has to leave. Pete is eventually able to go out on the ice with all the other big penguins. This story's plot wasn't very connected. This book might be used to help a student dealing with trying to fit in.
Brent Rogers
Mar 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
This story is about a small penguin named, Pete. He's trying to grow up and do everything the other penguins do. He meets a friend and then his friend has to leave. Pete is eventually able to go out on the ice with all the other big penguins. This book may be used to help a student dealing with trying to fit in.
Crissy
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We love Penguins around here so running across a penguin book that we can share was a plus.
Poor Pete is such a little guy and doesn't feel that he fits in. We watch him amuse himself and finally get to move to big penguin activities.
Joni
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, spanish, k
This one was okay, I will try reading it again and seeing if they like it better. I think there are better books in this series about Pedro. We read this on the same day as "Pinguino," by Polly Dunbar, which the kids loved.
Chantae
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story about a penguin growing up, meeting a new friend, and dealing with that friend having to leave.
Katie Murray
Well, lets see. I don't remember this book and i've never read it. But now I intend on it because I love penguins!! And ice skating penguins will just make anyone smile.
Courtney Lund
Mar 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book teaches that you can do anything no matter who you are
Rachel
I like the penguin and his personality, the soft "snugged" illustrations are lovely, but the plot is all muddled up and I'm not sure what the point is.
Corey
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming!!!
Melanie Park
Sep 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-kids-books
cute book by Marcus Pfister- same writer as Rainbow Fish
Rebecca RDG 3320
This is such a funny book. It is a nice addition to read when learning about Penguins and you could do a KWL chart to get thoughts going. All of these books are cute.
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Marcus Pfister was born in Berne, Switzerland, and began his career as a graphic artist in an advertising agency. In 1983, he decided to dedicate more time to artistic pursuits, and began to write and illustrate his first book, The Sleepy Owl, which was published in 1986. His best-known work to date is The Rainbow Fish, which has remained on bestseller lists across the United States since 1992.

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