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Be A Friend / Penguin&#039;s Christmas Wish - Salina Yoon - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish

10/22/2016 - 10:30am

Central Library - Children's Section

Salina Yoon presents her two latest children's books.
About Be A Friend:
What’s black, white, and red all over? Dennis! But everyone calls him mime boy because he expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and- tell, but Dennis mimes his. Some kids like to climb a tree, Dennis is happy to be a tree. But being a mime can be lonely. And it isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship—and how special he truly is! Countless readers have already fallen in love with Salina Yoon’s gorgeous art and familiar and loveable characters, like Penguin and Bear. Now in Be a Friend, Yoon showcases her talent in a brand new way, wrapping a simple yet emotionally rich story in a beautiful package. A heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt different.
About Penguin's Christmas Wish:
Salina Yoon’s beloved character Penguin celebrates Christmas in the sixth and final book in the series, Penguin’s Christmas Wish. Penguin can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with his family by decorating the tree and giving presents. But when a blizzard sweeps away all of the ornaments and gifts, Penguin is worried that Christmas will be ruined! With a little creativity and holiday magic, Penguin learns that the best part about Christmas is being with the ones you love the most. Countless readers and reviewers have already come to love the adorable Penguin, and Salina Yoon continues this still-growing series with a timeless holiday story. Readers will delight in seeing all of their favorite characters reunited again.

Salina Yoon

About Presenter Salina Yoon


Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 150 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big Adventure, Penguin's Christmas Wish, Found, Stormy Night, Bear's Big Day, and Be a Friend. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.


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