Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone

[a Friendship Story]

Book - 2012
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Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon introduces readers to a beloved character in Penguin and Pinecone --a picture book about friendship that will warm your heart!

When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary! But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow--they belong in the warm forest far away. Can Penguin help Pinecone get home? And can they stay friends, even if they're miles apart?

Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.

Publisher: New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802728432
Branch Call Number: Z YOO
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill.
Alternative Title: Penguin and Pine Cone


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Jun 30, 2017

Cute , delightful story with some hidden messages on caring , sharing and being a friend

Jun 16, 2017

Endearing story about a little Penguin who lives in the snow and finds a pinecone and begins to take care of it. Penguin tries to get it to its home but by then has become attached to it, so leaving it is difficult. Penguin in the end has an unexpected reunion many years later. Happy ending gives readers an opportunity to talk about the difficulty of separation and reunion with unexpected results.

PimaLib_SheilaB May 06, 2015

My granddaughter really loved this book, and wanted to read it over and over. She loves pinecones, too!

Sep 18, 2013

Sweet book about friendship. My five-year-old really enjoyed it. Not many words per page

JCLLouisaWS May 03, 2013

A heart-winning, beautiful charmer of a tale about the unlikely friendship between a penguin and a pinecone. Yoon created the simple, kid-friendly illustrations in Photoshop. With plentiful white space and few words, Yoon gives space for the story and imagination to bloom. A fun pair to Philip Christian Stead's A Home for Bird. You can check out more adventures of Penguin and Pinecone at

LMcShaneCLE Jan 23, 2013

Great winter story time - easy presentation to preschoolers with penguin craft, pine cone and "I am a Little Penguin" song

kimrae Jan 07, 2013

Who knew that a story about a penguin and a pinecone could be so cute? Short, fun and meaningful.

forbesrachel Nov 18, 2012

The indelible friends between a penguin and a pinecone....short, sweet and very cute!


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PimaLib_SheilaB May 06, 2015

This book is so fun! It depicts the fascination that a little penguin has with a pinecone! The penguin nurtures the pinecone by caring for it, and by taking it to the forest to live.

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