Happy Birdday, Tacky! (Tacky the Penguin)

by Helen Lester (Author) Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)

Happy Birdday, Tacky! (Tacky the Penguin)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

"The Nice Icy Land was crackling with busy-ness."

It had taken weeks and a lot of whispery chirps for Tacky the Penguin's friends to plan a perfect surprise birdday party for him on his special hatchday. With songs, presents, cake, fishy ice cream, and surprise entertainment from Iglooslavia's own Twinklewebs the Dance Queen, how could anything go wrong? But it's a comedy of errors . . . and all is far from perfect. Luckily, Tacky's good cheer--and his flippity dance moves--save the day!

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Review quotes

Fans of the lovable, offbeat bird will delight in this addition to the series.
School Library Journal

Another enthusiastic embrace of silliness from Antarctica.

Lester and Munsinger's lovable characters are portrayed as warmly as Antarctic animals could be; Munsinger's appealing illustrations celebrate the humor in Lester's lively text.
—Horn Book

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 20, 2017
Tacky the Penguin

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