Slipper and Flipper in the Quest for the Golden Sun
Hyperion, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
on Pinguino, a noted explorer, left the '
way-far-south in search of the Land of the Golden Sun
' and now, years later, two small penguins want to emulate the legendary adventurer. Slipper and Flipper are not taken seriously by their father, but they surprise him by embarking on a journey that takes them north away from their frigid homeland.
he two penguins travel to Easter Island and to South America where they visit Rio, Buenos Aires, and the Amazon River before heading farther north to Mexico. Then they venture across the border, where they finally arrive in sunny California.
ombining actual photos of the places they visit with illustrations, the penguins' odyssey is charted in an attractive manner that features fold out pages. An amusing adventure which makes the reader aware of geography and travel to foreign lands, this picture book will entertain young children while giving them the opportunity to practice their new reading skills. From start to finish it shows how much fun travel can be.
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