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The Cooking Penguin

Captivating comics about creativity, independent thinking and determination Three penguin brothers, Amos, Hans and Max, decide to open a restaurant at the South Pole. They prepare pengvina—a portmanteau of the words penguin and cheese—and they lay the tables, hang up a sign and wait eagerly for the customers to show up. But they don’t. At the Pole, after all, there’s not much tourism. When they eventually turn up, the penguin brothers get a rude surprise. Their peculiar delicacy does not appeal to the diners’ taste. Amos, Hans and Max don’t give up. All’s well that ends well, and one day some other customers arrive, and pengvina becomes a hit. This narrative dish was cooked up by Zarchi using her usual ingredients: nonsense, anthropomorphized animals and humor that does not strain to be childish.

Title The Cooking Penguin
Writer's Last Name Zarchi
Writer's First Name Nurit
Genre Children
Illustrations Anat Warshawsky
Publisher (Hebrew) Modan
No. Pages 35pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Misadah Biktzeh HaKotev