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Spike, the penguin with rainbow hair  Cover Image Book Book

Spike, the penguin with rainbow hair / written by Sarah Cullen, Carmen Ellis ; illustrated by Zuzana Svobodov√°.

Cullen, Sarah, (author.). Ellis, Carmen, (author.). Svobodova, Zuzana, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780648849841
  • ISBN: 0648849848
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: [New South Wales, Australia] : Ocean Tales Children's Books, [2021].

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"He only wants to fit in. How far will this penguin go to try to fit in? Spike the Penguin wishes he wasn't different. Even though his parents tell him his bright red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple mohawk is beautiful, he still wants to hide his head under his flippers. Determined to find a way to be like everyone else, the sad little guy sets out on an Antarctic adventure! Diving deep into the ocean to seek a solution, Spike tries out seashell hats, squid-ink dye jobs, and a seal hair salon. But when no one can make him look just right, he fears he'll never be happy... until his friends share something unexpected. Can this penguin learn to appreciate his perfectly awesome plumage? Spike, The Penguin With Rainbow Hair is a heartwarming children's picture book written in playful rhyme. If you or your child like cute animals, silly scenarios, and stories about accepting everyone just the way they are, then you'll love Sarah Cullen and Carmen Ellis's fun-filled escapade."
Subject: Penguins > Juvenile fiction.
Individuality > Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Penguins > Fiction.
Individuality > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Stories in rhyme.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon E CUL (Text) 33431000626851 New Easy Reader Checked out 07/12/2022

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