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Tacky Goes to Camp

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Oddball penguin comes through to save the day.

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Tacky is loud, messy, and carefree, and kids will enjoy finding Tacky in the illustrations and noticing just how unique he is. He definitely marches to a different drum, and it usually works out for him. That alone is a worthy lesson for readers of all ages.

The story here is a cute one, silly and lighthearted, and one kids will enjoy hearing again and again. If you don't mind penguins dressed up like boy scouts and eating s'mores, you'll like this Tacky adventure. Playful wordplay makes it all the more fun. They live in Nice Icy Land, go to Camp Whoopihaha, and tell stories about a penguin-poking swordfish and the whooping Wubbawubba bird.

Book Details

  • Author: Helen Lester
  • Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: May 4, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: November 15, 2019

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