Your Personal Penguin

Your Personal Penguin

by Sandra Boynton

Board Book

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Your Personal Penguin is an irrepressible, read-aloud, listen-along favorite for young children and the grown-ups who read to them. Fun to hold, the book tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal:

Now, lots of other penguins seem to be fine
in a universe of nothing but ice.
But if I could be yours, and you could be mine,
Our cozy little world would be twice as nice.
I want to be Your Personal Penguin.

The original song "Your Personal Penguin," sung by Davy Jones of The Monkees, is available for download.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761143727
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Series: Boynton on Board Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 73,883
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over sixty children's books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 70 million of her books have been sold, "mostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced six albums of renegade children's music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over 1 million copies sold). Boynton has also directed twelve music videos of her songs, including the award-winning "One Shoe Blues" starring B.B. King, "Alligator Stroll" starring Josh Turner, and "Tyrannosaurus Funk" (animation) sung by Samuel L. Jackson. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.



"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"

Date of Birth:

April 3, 1953

Place of Birth:

Orange, New Jersey


B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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Your Personal Penguin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
staceyh55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great choice for little ones to share with a caregiver. The story and the music are catching and fun while demonstrating loyalty and friendship.An excellent storytime selection.
LeesyLou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Similar to Snuggle Puppy, this is a first person I Love You book. Who can resist a pleading penguin who wants to be your very own from now on?
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Basically, a short book about a penguin explaining his undying (kinda stalkerish, I must say) affection for a hippo.Throughout the book, the hippo looks totally dumbstruck by all this attention.If you're coming at it from a different angle, I guess it might be kinda creepy (the scene with the penguin shining a flashlight at the sleeping hippo comes to mind), but as my nieces know this is Not Really Appropriate Behaviour that just, to them, makes it funnier.Found the song (downloadable... somewhere) to be a little uninspired though. *shrugs*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids really love the Sandra Boynton books. The pictures are colorful and the stories are great for preschoolers. This one has a cute song that goes along with it, so you can read it or sing it to your child.
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CBPETT More than 1 year ago
Sandra Boynton's books are the best and never disappoint! My two year old is learning many different words and ideas from her books. They are alot of fun to read together.
nycmamaEH More than 1 year ago
my 2 year old son loves this book, and so do we. he loves singling along with the illustrations. very cute
Mom-Prof More than 1 year ago
My 3-year old loves this book. Not my favorite Boynton, but still cute. I have not downloaded the song (maybe having the tune in my head would help).
Bug8 More than 1 year ago
I read this book and fell in love with it. It is clever and funny. I can't read it without smiling. I think that any parent with a young child NEEDS to have this book for bed time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really a great children's book to first be read to the child then to be read by the child. I also love how she adds poems just as in the 'Skog Forest' books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have young readers (pre readers) this is a perfect Christmas gift. My kids' lives have been enriched time and time again, thanks to this wonderfully creative artist. Boynton is among the few children's authors who make it bearable for parents to read the same books repeatedly to their kids.