Tackylocks and the Three Bears (Tacky the Penguin) (Hardcover)

By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618224906, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2002

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


How do you keep a crowd of energetic young penguins entertained? Put on a play, perhaps? But will they pay attention through an entire performance? If Tacky’s center stage, they might. Even dressed up in his flowing blond wig and little red “skipping shoes,” everyone’s favorite misfit penguin imbues the character of Goldilocks with his own indomitable personality and style. So what if the set is in shambles? This is one performance Mrs. Beakly’s students won’t soon forget.

About the Author

Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

Praise For Tackylocks and the Three Bears (Tacky the Penguin)

"Lester doesn't overdue the text, but keeps it at a crisp, droll level, and, as usual, Munsinger's illustrations catch the right proportion of absurdity and comeuppance. Another victory for oddfellows everywhere." Kirkus Reviews

"Munsinger's watercolor illustrations perfectly capture the hilarity with body postures and facial expressions... This silliness will delight Tacky's loyal fans and win a lot of new devotees, and they'll all be watching eagerly for the next adventure." School Library Journal

"Tacky steals the show." Publishers Weekly

“Muninger’s penguins retain their comic charm…” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books