Sep 1, 2016

Review: Penguin Problems

Title: Penguin Problems
Author: Jory John
Publication Date: 9/27/2016
Source: ARC from publisher
Purchase: Amazon


Summary (from Goodreads):
Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won’t they?

Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.

Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .

PENGUIN PROBLEMS might just be the cutest book I've ever gotten my hands on. The adventures of this woefully disappointed penguin as he encounters many day-to-day problems made me smile. We've all been there - we all have problems and issues, but penguin's particular kind of morose made me giggle (and the 3 year old I was reading to laugh hysterically).

The best part is when a friend pulls Penguin aside to show him all the good he has in his life. And even though Penguin has problems, he is still loved and needed and wanted. What an amazing message for children (and adults).

Full of vivid and fun images, you'll definitely adore Penguin. OK, and the kids in your life will likely love him, too.

Tour Schedule:
Store: Green Bean Books
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27 @ TIME TK
Event Details: West Coast Launch Event

Store/Festival: Powell’s for WORDSTOCK BOOK FESTIVAL
Festival Date & Time: Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6
Event Details: Panel and Signing

Store: Barnes & Noble: Park Slope
Date & Time: Thursday, September 29 @ 4:00 PM
Event Details: In-store event

Store: Books, Bytes, & Beyond!
Date & Time: Friday, September 30 @ 8:00 AM
Event Details: 3 school visits

Store: McNally Jackson
Date & Time: Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM
Event Details: East Coast Launch with Lane Smith

Library: The New York Public Library: Downtown Branch
Date & Time: Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 PM
Event Details: Story Time at Library. (Lane Smith to join is pending)

Store: Red Balloon Bookshop
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at TIME TK
Event Details: School visits

Store: Addendum
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 5 at TIME TK
Event Details: School visits and an in-store

Store: Books Inc.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 13 @ TIME TK
Event Details: 3 school visits

Store: The Reading Bug
Date & Time: Friday, October 14 @ TIME TK
Event Details: 3 school visits

Store: Book Passage: Ferry Building
Date & Time: Saturday, October 15
Event Details: In-store story time

Store: The Charles Schulz Museuem
Date & Time: Sunday, October 16 @ TIME TK
Event Details: Presentation and Signing with Lane Smith.

Store: The King’s English
In-store Date & Time: Thursday, October 27 @ TIME TK
Event Details: School visits and an in-store event

Store: Barnes & Noble: Orem, UT
Date & Time: Friday, October, 28 at 6:00 PM  
Event Details: daytime school visits and evening in-store

Store: Liberty Bay Books
Date & Time: Monday, November 7 @ TIME TK
Event Details: School Visits

Store: University Bookstore
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 8 @ TIME TK

Event Details: School visits


  1. Aw, this one sounds cute! I've heard of this one but I hadn't read a review yet, so thanks!



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