“The Nice Icy Land was crackling with busy-ness.” It had taken weeks and a lot of whispery chirps for Tacky the Penguin’s friends to plan a perfect surprise birdday party for him on his special hatchday. With songs, presents, cake, fishy ice cream, and surprise entertainment from Iglooslavia’s own Twinklewebs the Dance Queen, how could anything go wrong? But it’s a comedy of errors . . . and all is far from perfect. Luckily, Tacky’s good cheer—and his flippity dance moves—save the day!
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.
"Fans of the lovable, offbeat bird will delight in this addition to the series."
—School Library Journal
"Another enthusiastic embrace of silliness from Antarctica."
"Lester and Munsinger's lovable characters are portrayed as warmly as Antarctic animals could be; Munsinger's appealing illustrations celebrate the humor in Lester's lively text."
—Horn Book —