"Joe’s first-person narrative is childlike, yet wonderfully evocative. . . .The artwork glows with color and warmth. A winner for winter storytimes." —BOOKLIST
Joe couldn’t be more surprised to find his friend Osbert knocking at his front door—AWOL from the zoo—with an invitation to a South Pole extravaganza under his wing. Since penguins can’t fly, and Joe has a helicopter from Santa, the boy is soon piloting a bunch of penguins on a long journey south. But when Osbert ignores the southern lights and only has eyes for a penguin named Aurora, Joe starts to worry. Will he ever get back in time for his own family’s Midwinter Bash?
About the Author
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is the author of MY PENGUIN OSBERT and WHAT DO YOU DREAM? among many other works of fiction and nonfition for children and young adults. She lives in Cold Spring, New York.
H. B. "Buck" Lewis, the illustrator of MY PENGUIN OSBERT, also designs characters for animated feature fi lms from Dreamworks, Disney, Blue Sky/Fox, and Pixar, among others. He lives in Los Angeles.