The Penguin and the Pea

Janet Perlman
Janet Perlman

Sad and lonely, the Penguin Prince longs to find the perfect penguin princess to be his wife. Then one stormy night, a wet and bedraggled penguin arrives at the castle claiming to be a princess. The prince falls deeply in love with the beautiful and mysterious stranger. But is she really a princess? In this sparkling and whimsical retelling of The Princess and the Pea, there's only one sure way to find out.

978-1-55337-983-6 | Sep 1, 2006
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $7.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“Perlman's animation-style illustrations, drawn by hand in ink, then computer-coloured, create a vibrant cartoon kingdom of penguin characters that are expressive and likeable. Her first fairy tale picture book, Cinderella Penguin, presented more opportunity for bird-related puns and props (such as the “glass flipper”), but this retelling is still loads of fun with its avian spin on a classic story and its “flappily ever after” ending.”
— Quill & Quire, October 2004
“Perlman's visual details inject plenty of additional humor.”
— Publishers Weekly, October 2004

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