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Best book about penguins? Fiction or non-fiction

Jan 2, 2021, 1:38pm

Everyone likes penguins, yes? So what's the best book about penguins? I'm interested in both fiction and non-fiction.

One recommendation each... oh, okay then, one fiction and one non-fiction recommendation each because I know it's hard to choose. But I want your idea of the one best penguin book.

Thank you.

Jan 2, 2021, 1:45pm

When I search my books for penguins, I get lots of books from the publisher.

Jan 2, 2021, 2:11pm

>2 MarthaJeanne: Yes! This is why we need personalised penguin recs. :-)

Jan 2, 2021, 2:24pm

Well, the only nonfiction book I found that is really about a penguin was The penguin lessons. It is a boarding school teacher's memoir with a penguin mixed in.

The only fiction book is Mr. Popper's Penguins but I haven't reread that since I was a child.

Guess I'm not really a penguin person.

Modifié : Jan 2, 2021, 4:35pm

Which is Willy? - beloved from my childhood
Every Penguin in the World - one of many nonfiction

And a tagmash that filters out most of Penguin Random, but also filters out penguins who don't live in the antarctic:,+penguins

Jan 2, 2021, 8:24pm

Are you interested in children's books?

Marcus Pfister for his Little Penguin series of picture books.

Jan 3, 2021, 3:42am

>6 JessicaLane: Yes, any type of book about penguins if it's the best book in your opinion. :-)

Touchstone: Little Penguin series by Marcus Pfister.

Jan 3, 2021, 6:52pm

Salina Yoon has a very cute Penguin picture book series.

Modifié : Jan 3, 2021, 8:24pm

Joanna Stronach has a series about Streaky the penguin. Little (fairy) Penguins wander the streets of Tasmanian coastal towns. Very cute.

Jan 4, 2021, 4:32am

>9 rodneyvc: Two of my friends have little penguins living under their house, lol, so I'm especially fond of the fairy blues.

Thank you all! Please keep posting recs.

And less adorable than most of the above books, I've had three recs elsewhere for Death and the Penguin.

Jan 4, 2021, 1:30pm

Our kids loved Pinguin Pondus by Ivar Myrhøj (photo picture book).
My wife and I loved Am Südpol denkt man, ist es heiß by Elke Heidenreich (Autor) and Quint Buchholz (Illustrator).

Jan 4, 2021, 1:52pm

>11 birder4106: I had another rec elsewhere for Some Folk Think the South Pole's Hot by Elke Heidenreich so that's two now.

Modifié : Jan 5, 2021, 7:35am

Edit: Nevermind. If I had read more carefully I would have seen that you already mentioned this in post #10.

Andrey Kurkov's The Penguin Novels?
The first book features a guy who gets a job writing obituaries for public figures who have not (yet) died and belatedly discovers that he is entangled in some rather unsavory dealings. As in many of Kurkov's novels, there are some unexpected animal characters, in this case a penguin that the protagonist adopted from a zoo that was giving away animals it could no longer afford to feed.

Jan 5, 2021, 11:41am

The picture book And Tango Makes Three is wonderful.

Jan 5, 2021, 2:08pm

See the sign on the door. This is not the right place for this crowd.

Jan 5, 2021, 3:37pm

>15 MarthaJeanne: Ha! I'm now imagining a naked, smoking, drinking, swearing penguin trying to get into the shop.