Posts Tagged ‘penguin book’

Noodles & Albie For The Holidays

December 5, 2014

If you’re thinking of a perfectly wonderful gift for a child this holiday season, Noodles & Albie certainly fits the bill. As a rookery of wonderful reviews, testimonials, awards and fans of all ages will testify, and as if you needed more here’s a recent testimonial from respected educator Erica Sanders.

“As a teacher, I think Noodles & Albie is incredible! Set under the sea, this tale about friendship is great to read with a classroom full of children. There are plenty of characters (all different species of underwater animals), so it is easy to keep a lot of kid’s attention with the use of different voices. There aren’t any scenes that are truly scary, and there are several lessons to be learned, such as bravery, learning, trust, and friendship. There are so many activities to do with children that go along with/expand upon the story. I was able to write a lesson plan that fully encompassed all eight different intelligences, and all four different types of learners. BUY THIS BOOK! Give it to friends, family, or teachers! Everyone is sure to love it!”

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Another Flippers Up Noodles & Albie Book Review

September 5, 2014

Noodles & Albie Review

“I wonder if she’s all right. I wonder if I’ll ever see her again. I wonder where Albie is right now,” Noodles questions in Eric Bennett’s children’s book, Noodles & Albie.

This unnumbered over-sized thirty-two page hardbound targets children from preschool to early elementary school ages. With no scary scenes except being lost, it promotes information on penguins, having friendships, and not being afraid to try something new. Due to some multi-syllable words and its length, the story would be best read aloud to beginner readers. Albie’s answers to children’s questions about these creatures along with the author and illustrator’s biographies complete the book.

Illustrator Bannish’s designs are colorful while covering the full page to two-thirds of two open pages, making it easy to follow the storyline. With all conversations set apart in a dark blue color, the wording is usually printed in a simplistic font on a light blue background opposite the drawing. Bennett Front Cover

In this tale, the young Emperor penguin named Noodles is afraid to swim, even though he has been coaxed by his parents to jump in the water. When he finally is brave enough to venture the water’s edge, he gets knocked into the ocean and immediately drifts out to sea.

Becoming lost, he worries if he will get home before it gets dark. He asks an elderly eel, a sleepy squid, a cranky crab, and a confused starfish which way the penguin colony is; no one can give him an answer.

When a fish named Albie asks why Noodles is so sad, he tells her it is his first day in the ocean and he has been separated from his friends. Albie knows the sea, offering to show the penguin the way home.

As they swim toward the Antarctica, the two new friends share stories and laugh. However, afraid that a leopard seal is hunting them, Noodles bursts onto dry land but does not know if Albie was harmed.

Noodles is glad to be back home but misses the friend he found in the sea. Seasons later when he is in the water again, he searches for Albie. When he finds his baseball cap floating, he recognizes his dear friend wearing it. Both are happy they get to see each other again.

With the educational information about penguins, this book not only teaches children about this unique animal, it promotes to try new experiences and make long-lasting friendships.

Thanks to the author, publicist Carol Hoenig, and Bookpleasures for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinions.

By Conny Crisalli for Bookpleasures.com

 

This review will be posted on Bookpleasures and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Noodles and Albie: The Critics Give It Two Flippers Up

July 2, 2014

Noodles and Albie has only been out for a day, but the early reviews are all flippers up. Way up!  And that doesn’t include my mom.  Now that we’re actually taking orders and shipping the books out, we can’t wait to here from the penguin loving public.  Also, if you’d like a personalized autographed copy of Noodles & Albie from Eric, Liz or both just mention it in the comment box of our check page when ordering.

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HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT NOODLES & ALBIE

 

“Noodles & Albie is a delightful book about penguins, friendship, and growing up that will be enjoyed by children of all ages. The charming illustrations bring the many adventures of Noodles to life. And, while following Noodles’ escapades, children will also be learning about actual Emperor penguin biology and behavior. Two flippers up for Noodles & Albie!”

Dyan deNapoli – The Penguin Lady TED Talks Penguin expert and award-winning author of The Great Penguin Rescue

 

“Who doesn’t love penguins? Kids of all ages will fall head over flippers for Noodles and his undersea adventure with his fishy friend Able! Charmingly illustrated with beautiful, detailed watercolors by Liz Bannish.”

Michael Chesworth- Award winning illustrator and author of Alphboat & Archibald Frisby and Illustrator of Pippi Longstocking (Omnibus Edition)

 

Liz Bannish’s watercolor illustrations delight in Noodles & Albie’s sheer cuteness. A sweet, fun story by Eric Bennett of penguins and friendship.

Gersh Kuntzman – New York Daily News

 

“Bennett and Bannish’s debut is an adorable story that is beautifully illustrated. A delightful read for penguin loving parents and children from start to finish.”

Barbara Miller – Collection Curator Museum Of Moving Images

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Noodles and Albie Penguin Book Going To Press

April 23, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but the delightful picture book Noodles and Albie (Small Batch Press 2014) is finally going to press this week and should be available to the penguin loving public by the beginning of May.  noodleswithparents

The story by (yours truly) Eric Bennett with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Liz Bannish is the tale of Noodles, a young penguin who’s afraid of the water and his feisty fishy friend Albie.  A preview of the hardcover, 32 page picture book, with 14 illustrations has so far been met with rave reviews (and why not).  See below.

“Who doesn’t love penguins? Kids of all ages will fall head over flippers for Noodles and his undersea adventure with his fishy friend Able! Charmingly illustrated with beautiful, detailed watercolors by Liz Bannish”
Michael Chesworth- Crashbangboom Books

 

“Liz Bannish’s watercolor illustrations delight in Noodles & Albie’s sheer cuteness. A sweet, fun story by Eric Bennett of penguins and friendship.”
 Gersh Kuntzman – New York Daily News

 

“Bennett and Bannish’s debut is an adorable story that is beautifully illustrated. A delightful read for penguin loving parents and children from start to finish.”
 Barbara Miller – Collection Curator Museum Of Moving Images

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Penguin-Pedia

January 19, 2012

Here it is folks.  It’s what Penguin Place and the penguin loving world has been waiting for. An all encompassing, engrossing, fun and informative encyclopedia devoted exclusively to the world of penguins. This wonderful new book called “Penguin-Pedia: One Man’s Search for the Penguins of the World” (Brown Books Publishing Group), by author and photographer David Salomon of Dallas, Texas, It’s everything the title hints at and more, not only introducing readers to the 17 species of penguins living in such faraway places as Africa, the Falkland and Galapagos Islands, Peru, Chili, and Australia, but to all the facts and details that make penguins, penguins. “Penguin-Pedia‘ is an informative and inspiring tribute to 17 species of penguins on the planet today,” says Mike Bingham, president of the Organization for the Conservation of Penguins. “If you are looking for an entertaining book about penguins with excellent images and lots of information, the “Penguin-Pedia” is for you,” adds Gerald Dick, PhD, MAS, CEO, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Salomon was struck by “penguin mania” following a trip to Chilean Patagonia, where he experienced his first penguin sighting. “The first time I ever saw penguins I was struck by their social structure and abundance of emotions. I walked around them for hours, taking pictures and watching them through the lens of my Nikon camera. They gathered on the beach, exchanged verbal messages, played with each other and even fought. I was both enchanted and intrigued to say the least,” says Salomon. So began his educational journey to learn as much as he could about these incredible creatures, spending the next two years flying to remote places such as Argentina, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands. Through exhaustive research, Salomon discovered that finding answers to his questions about penguins proved challenging. That’s when the idea for a comprehensive book of penguin information – complete with compelling pictures – came to mind. In “Penguin-Pedia,” Salomon reveals the history behind their existence and goes into great detail about each penguin species from the largest, the Emperor, to the smallest, the Little (Fairy), with each chapter broken down into 16 different sections. Salomon’s thirst for knowledge became the driving force behind “Penguin-Pedia.” The more he learned, the more he became aware of their need for help. “Penguin Pedia” is Salomon’s contribution, which he hopes will help younger generations gain knowledge and better understand the penguins, their needs and the dangers they are facing. Says Salomon, “If we want to help them, we must first educate ourselves and learn who these penguins are and why they are suffering.” For readers eager to experience their own personal journey to penguin paradise, Salomon provides a detailed travel glossary at the back of the book, coupled with the approximate cost to visit each location, as well as a list of exhibits around the world.