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.
Illustrations: Anat Warshawsky