Penguin's Christmas Wish for Book Talk Thursday

Wishes can come true, and Penguin shows us how in this great book by Salina Yoon.

As we draw near to the Christmas season, we all have hopes and wishes for a great holiday. What happens when Penguin has a simple wish for his Christmas this year? The book Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon tells a perfect tale of how simple wishes can come true. (Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.)

Book Summary

The Penguin Family is ready for Christmas, but Pumpkin wants a tree. Being at the South Pole, Penguin realized there were no trees. So, he set his family out to go find and decorate an old friend, Pinecone. As they are there, Penguin wishes to see other friends in the forest. The family spends Christmas Eve with the tree in hopes of a fun Christmas Day. But a blizzard takes everything away. What happens on Christmas Day helps the family realize that Christmas wishes do come true!

Classroom Application

This simple story allows us all to talk about our own Christmas wishes. Students can discuss and write about their Christmas wishes. It allows us to see the world through the eyes of our students and see how they think of Christmastime. The simplicity of the story, Penguin's Christmas Wish, is perfect for children of all ages. 

I hope that everyone's Christmas wishes come true! Merry Christmas!
Wishes can come true, and Penguin shows us how in this great book by Salina Yoon.


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