A Penguin Like Me

English Translated by David Henry Wilson full color throughout $ 19.95 US / $ 26.95 CAD Hardcover / 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4558-9

A Penguin Like Me

A penguin is a penguin is a penguin in this picture book about community and acceptance, from best-selling author of The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister!

At first glance, all penguins look the same. But a closer look reveals that every penguin is different. Theo is the smartest of them all, but doesn’t want to show it. Felix has short wings, Sarah loves to draw more than talk, and Lena is attracted to Ida. Each penguin has worries and fears, strengths and dreams. And yet, together they form a community.

Amid a picturesque ice landscape with colors ranging from cool to radiantly warm, Marcus Pfister introduces a diverse penguin society in which everyone is allowed to be themself.

A Penguin Like Me involves maintaining happy and healthy relationships among a community of diverse individuals and emphasizes the beauty of acknowledging, accepting, and sharing everyone’s unique perspective.
NY Journal of Books

. . .the sympathetic accounting, which eschews employing labels for specific traits. . . offers a real feel for the penguins’ individual yearnings to both be themselves and belong
Publishers Weekly

A sweet and accessible exploration of how our identities all contribute something to our communities! All penguins are different, in terms of abilities, interests, and identities - but all of them are important to their friends and life on their iceberg. The perfect addition to a shelf exploring diversity!
Maddie McDermott, The Novel Neighbor

A beautifully illustrated introduction to diversity. These adorable penguins share who they are and remind us that everyone is different and that's what makes being a person such a wonderful experience.
Vaughn L., Main Point Books

A Penguin Like Me is a lovely read that celebrates the differences of others. Every penguin is a penguin, even if there different. Marcus Pfister creates a beautiful community where every penguin is accepted for their differences, because their differences are actually their strengths.
Mellisa M., Educator, Barton Academy