Polka Dot Penguin Pottery (Hardcover)

By Lenore Look, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375863325, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Aspen Colorado Kim Chee Lee likes writing stories about monkeys, elephants, and aliens, but these days writing hasn't been much fun. It's like her characters are on vacation. Her pages are blank and she's blocked. Luckily, her grandparents know that a trip to the local paint-your-own-pottery studio is exactly what she needs to feel creative again. Lenore Look's charming story and Yumi Heo's mixed-media naive-style illustrations create a warm and childlike book for young artists and writers.

About the Author

LENORE LOOK is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series; in a starred review "Kirkus" called Alvin "refreshingly original [and] endearing." Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including "Henry's First-Moon Birthday" and "Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, " both of which received three starred reviews and were named ALA Notable Books.

YUMI HEO is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children including our own "Ten Days and Nine Nights, " a Christopher Award winner. Among the books she has illustrated are Knopf's "The Lonely Lioness and the Ostrich Chicks" by Verna Aardema and "Henry's First Moon Birthday" and "Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, " both written by Lenore Look and selected as ALA Notable Children's Books.