The Trouble with Penguins (Hardcover)
Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“A roasted marshmallow opens this delightful new friendship story. Atmospheric illustrations beautifully complement this warm-hearted story of community and sharing. Perfect for fans of marshmallows, penguins, and, of course, best friends!”
— Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
For fans of Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, and Jory John comes Rebecca Jordan-Glum's The Trouble with Penguins, a clever, irreverent debut picture book about an unlikely friendship between a penguin and a human that emphasizes the importance of sharing, patience, and, above all, friendship.
On the day the penguin discovered the person, everything changed.
The person was happy to see the penguin, and showed it how to roast marshmallows by the fire. When it was time for the penguin to go, she gave it her favorite roasting stick and a warm hug goodbye.
Once the penguin showed its penguin friends how to roast marshmallows, they all wanted a turn. It was wonderful…until it wasn’t.
You see, the trouble with penguins is that they don't always know how to say they're sorry. But, with a little help and teamwork, they discover sharing is always the best tactic.
Rebecca Jordan-Glum is a Los Angeles-based author-illustrator, artist, and designer. She is the author of The Trouble with Penguins, which was an Indie Best Pick picture book. Kitty is her second picture book with Roaring Brook Press.