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Penguin Says "Please"

Written by Michael Dahl & illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Capstone
4.58 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Feb 1, 2011
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Penguin learns to say please in different situations throughout this sturdy board book. With simple text and vibrant photos, this is an excellent way to start teaching manners.

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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
4.75 / 7.0

Three cheers for any book that teaches children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ In bold, simple illustrations little penguin learns to say please as he moves through his morning routine. Mother penguin practically glows with pleasure as little penguin practices saying ‘please.’

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.0 / 7.0

Pretty cute and a fast easy read teaching the simple lesson of saying “Please.” I thought it was well done, but not one we’re drawn to reading over and over as a family.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.0 / 7.0

You never can have enough books teaching good manners! I love that this one easily teaches “please,” and the end has a funny twist, but I do wish they would have included “thank you” at the end of the story. :)

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Who Wrote Penguin Says "Please"

Michael Dahl

He is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults. He has written The Everything Kid’s Joke Book and Gotcha Covered! to nonfiction books that get kids excited about reading. He loves to write mysteries His five-book Finnegan Zwake mystery series published by Simon & Schuster won rave reviews. He also wrote a creepy series called The Library of Doom and another called Dragonblood.

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Who Illustrated Penguin Says "Please"

Oriol Vidal

Oriol Vidal is an illustrator and storyboard artist living in Barcelona, Spain. His client list includes publishing houses like Scholastic, Harper Collins, MacMillan, and Sterling Publishing. Vidal has also worked on several animated television productions, including projects by BoulderMedia and Disney.

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February 1, 2011
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