"Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED!" So says Parker, the mayor, eager to keep the island just the way it is. But Kirby, a newly arrived penguin, is shaking things up--much to Parker's dismay. The other polar bears love Kirby and beg Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity, this energetic story will delight children.
A meaningful message about inclusivity is shared through a simple, at times silly, story about penguins and their wonky ideas for Sled Beds, Flipper Slippers, and snow cones. While the story is perhaps too basic, it's still a timely book offering lessons on the benefits of having an open mind and learning from others, lessons that are set forth in a storyline children will grasp.
Lindsay Bonilla performs interactive folktales for her company, World of Difference Ltd., and teaches children about foreign countries and cultures. She lives in North Canton, OH, with her husband, sons, and rescue dog.View Author
Cinta Villalobos is an illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Learn more about Cinta at cintavillalobos.com and follow her @CintaVillalobos. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog)View Illustrator