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The Resource A perfect match, by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet

A perfect match, by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet

Label
A perfect match
Title
A perfect match
Statement of responsibility
by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
Title variation
Ella and Penguin, a perfect match
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Author
G3Xd5SPoVIc
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Language
eng
Summary
Ella and Penguin are best friends. So it only makes sense that they like all the same things. But Ella loves tutus. Penguin does not. Ella loves finger painting. Penguin does not. Oh no! They don't match! They must not be friends after all. Then again, maybe Ella and Penguin don't need to like all the same things to love being friends
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—Ella wants her best friend, Penguin, to like everything she likes. The child thinks that friends should match in every way. However, when Penguin wears a tutu that's just like Ella's, he does not feel comfortable. When Penguin eats peppermint treats, just like Ella, he ends up spitting them out because they are so strong. When Penguin tries to finger paint, just like Ella, he can't bring himself to dip his fingers in the cup. As Ella dabs and dashes, swooshes and swishes, Penguin gets more and more upset. Finally, he admits that he doesn't share Ella's preferences, and the two conclude that they cannot continue their friendship. After shedding some tears, they come to the realization that friends do not have to be alike in all ways. The characters' emotions are portrayed through simple, expressive watercolors. Visibly joyful, Ella and Penguin revel in their differences. VERDICT A sweet, age-appropriate exploration of sharing, celebrating differences, and creating meaningful friendships.—Susan Small, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI --Susan Small (Reviewed 12/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 12, p98)
  • The kindly duo from Ella and Penguin Stick Together (2015) explore another friendship theme.Penguin has found the perfect pair of striped pants to wear. But Ella is wearing a tutu and thinks that Penguin should wear one, too. After all, friends have to match. Penguin doesn't want to disappoint, so he carefully squeezes into a tutu, his rosy cheeks growing redder with effort. A small "pfff" escapes his beak. When it is time for a snack, Ella suggests peppermints. Penguin decides he likes peppermints, too. "Because we're friends! So we match!" Ella, the face of perfect contentment, delights in her candy, but Penguin spits his out in a minty rush. "Haaaaah! Hehhhhhh! Huuuuuh!" Poor Penguin, while getting the short end of the stick in every situation, is a comedic gem. Bonnet renders Penguin's face into many agonizing contortions until suddenly he explodes in frustration: "This tutu is TOO TOO TIGHT!" Penguin and Ella's friendship seems doomed. Friends have to like the same things, don't they? Luckily, they realize they don't have to match all the time. Maynor's childcentric text is funny and empathetic. Ella is depicted as a little, light-skinned girl with dark hair, and Penguin is, well, a penguin. Understanding each other's unique needs is a tricky lesson to navigate—Ella and Penguin do so with charm and wit. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548309
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Maynor, Megan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 1
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Bonnet, Rosalinde
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True
Series statement
Ella and Penguin
Series volume
0002
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  • Humorous fiction
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Penguins
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Penguins
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Penguins
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A perfect match, by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059721005
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780062330895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973477313
Label
A perfect match, by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059721005
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780062330895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973477313

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