Penguin and Pinecone
By Salina Yoon
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802728449, 40pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow-they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time-and so do little pinecones! 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.
SALINA YOON has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books for children. Her awards include the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Book Award, for both Toys and Rock & Roll Colors.Opposnakes was a 2009 finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year. www.salinayoon.com