BOOKS FOR BITTIES: Your Personal Penguin
I like you a lot. You’re funny, and kind. So let me explain what I have in mind… I want to be your personal penguin!
Parents unacquainted with Sandra Boynton’s delightful, durable board books need to check them out ASAP. Your Personal Penguin was my first exposure to the adorable, friendly animals that are featured in her short, sweet, singable stories.
In this particular book, a playful penguin follows around a hippo, wanting desperately to be his friend. This can be a silly story about an overeager bird, or you can see it as I like to — as an endearing tale of unconditional love, the kind of love that’s even okay with middle-of-the-night tea when their beloved has had a bad dream.
And really, who wouldn’t want their very own personal penguin? He’s so cute!