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  • Published: 17 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780823451500
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $26.99

Owl and Penguin



Two feathered friends are Frog and Toad for the emoji generation in this delightful graphic novel for emerging readers.
Owl likes peace and quiet.
Penguin likes to SING OUT LOUD.

But best friends don’t need to be the same. Sometimes it’s good to disagree! Owl and Penguin celebrate their differences and solve their problems with creative play. From ice cream mishaps to rainy day chills, there’s nothing these pals can’t get through together.

In three nearly wordless stories, expressive art takes charge of the storytelling, supplemented by simple text captions and emoticon-style images in speech bubbles. This innovative format supports visual literacy and sight word recognition for the earliest independent readers. With warm humor and a joyful palette, it’s perfect for kids to giggle over on their own.

I Like to Read® Comics are perfect for kids who are challenged by or unengaged in reading, kids who love art, and the growing number of young comics fans. Filled with eye-catching art, humor, and terrific stories, these comics provide unique reading experiences for growing minds. Like their award-winning I Like to Read® counterparts, these books are created by celebrated artists and support reading comprehension to transform children into lifelong readers.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

  • Published: 17 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780823451500
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $26.99

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Praise for Owl and Penguin

"Owl and Penguin are a hoot! Brings the comic format even younger and in a way that reads so clearly. This book has wings!" —Ben Clanton, New York Times bestselling creator of Narwhal and Jelly

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