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Text by Megan Maynor
Published by HarperCollins - 2016
ISBN: 9780062330888 - Hardcover - 32 pages - 4/8 years - 21,6 x 25,4 cm / 8,5 x 11 inches
Meet Ella and Penguin in this friendship story glowing with humor and heart!
Ella has a surprise for Penguin—glow-in-the-dark stickers! But to see the stickers glow, Ella and Penguin must be in the dark. And the dark is so . . . dark! If only they could see the stickers glow in the light—but that won't work. Soon Ella and Penguin find out that if they stick together, they can face anything. After all, sometimes all you need is a good friend to help you be brave.
Reviews & Recognition
★ Spencer Elementary School: Pandacott Medal - Best illustrations
The Huffington Post: Best Picture Books of 2016 - Honorable Mention, Best Friendship
Barnes & Noble: January's Top Picks in Picture Books
"In their delightful picture book debut, Maynor and Bonnet demonstrate that working through your fear is much better with a friend by your side."
"Maynor, making her debut, backs up her perceptive premise with solid comic writing (...)
Working in watercolor and pencil, Bonnet makes the repartee between the friends natural and appealing, and when Ella and Penguin finally screw their courage to the sticking place and enter the closet, the unleashed glowing is a payoff worth waiting for."
School Library Journal:
"The watercolor and pencil illustrations are sweet and add a subtle humor to the story and the soft lesson it's teaching."
"The dark is not so scary after all. In fact, it’s beautiful!"
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
"Ella and Penguin are a charming pair, and plenty of kids will identify with their fears of the dark."