Parents' Guide to

Tacky the Penguin

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Interactive story encourages kids to be themselves.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+


age 2+

Tacky is good for all ages

This is my toddler's favorite book! It's a good message, exciting, and easy to follow along. Highly recommend this book!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Based on a wonderful story about nonconformity, TACKY THE PENGUIN embellishes the original text and illustrations with interactive elements that emphasize reading and vocabulary building. Kids can tap the scenery to learn words, tap paragraphs of text to hear a narrator read them, or listen to the narrator recite the whole story while following along with highlighted words. The app doesn't contain as many bells and whistles as some other ebooks, but the result is that the story is kept front and center.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: December 14, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
  • Version: 1.08
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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