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Book Review: Peter Loves Penguin by Author David McPhail.

Peter loves Penguin

Peter Loves Penguin by David McPhail

About the Book: Peter and Penguin wake up to snow on the ground and immediately get bundled up to play outside. After making snowballs and a snowman and enjoying the perfect winter day together, they return inside to warm up and share some cocoa. In this companion to Ben Loves Bear and Bella Loves Bunny, the youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal, and how this sweet friendship makes each day special.


My Review: A story rhyme about Peter and his stuffed animal, Penguin. The story shows the love and friendship between them. When Peter wakes up, his Penguin gets up too. Peter looks out the window and knows that Penguin will need a scarf while he will need a coat and his boots. They love playing in the snow and building snowman. They are always there to help each other. And that is why Peter loves Penguin and Penguin loves Peter.

Every little kid and adult can relate to this story because they have or have had a favorite toy they love or loved. I love the watercolor like illustrations which helps to bring the story to life.



FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from abrams Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

  • Age Range: 1 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: David McPhail’s Love Series
  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Cost: $8.05 at





About the Author: David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Mole Music in 2001. McPhail’s other books include First Flight, which the New York Times praised as “hilarious and helpful”; and Lost!, which was chosen as an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. McPhail has four children, three stepchildren, and is a proud grandfather. He is married to Jan Waldron, with whom he has written and illustrated several books. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.


November 12, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , ,


  1. That looks like such a cute book. Sadly I no longer have children young enough to enjoy such a thing. Gotta wait for grandchildren now.

    Comment by tsosmmn | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  2. I love a sweet friendship story and this definitely sounds like one. It will be a great gift.

    Comment by Liz Mays | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  3. I love to add a new holiday book to our Christmas collection. This would be adorable for my little readers.

    Comment by Maria | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  4. This looks like a cute story, especially for winter!

    Comment by Literary Winner (@LiteraryWinner) | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  5. I love anything with penguins. This looks really cute!

    Comment by Melanie Scout (@GameOnMom) | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  6. This looks like a cute book. It would make a nice gift this Christmas!

    Comment by Jeff Taylor | November 13, 2014 | Reply

  7. This sounds like an awesome book for little ones. It is a cute friendship story my niece and nephew would love indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Rebecca Swenor | November 13, 2014 | Reply

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