Maynor, Megan

Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet. Ella insists that friends' clothes and activities need to match, which leaves Penguin feeling uncomfortable in an ill-fitting tutu, eating "too minty" peppermints, and growing bored finger painting--all endeavors Ella loves. Though didactic, the text is ultimately reassuring about what friendship does and does not have to entail. The watercolor and pencil illustrations convey emotions clearly, especially Penguin's.


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