Caramel was digging through the book bunnies’ family library when he discovered a little book by Greg Stones titled Penguins Hate Stuff. Though it is not really a children’s book, Penguins Hate Stuff did make Caramel chuckle for a long while. So below he shares his thoughts on this little book about some very opinionated penguins. Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions, as usual.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, I can see you really like this book!
Caramel: I really do. But I’m busy now, flipping through the pages.
S: Alright, you can do that too, but also tell us a bit about this book. What is it about?
C: It’s about pigeons. Oops! I mean penguins.
S: For a moment there you got this book confused with the adventures of the Pigeon, no?
C: Yes, I reviewed a book about the Pigeon, the one where he doesn’t want to go to school. But this is not about pigeons, it’s about penguins. And according to this book penguins really like pigeons.
S: So the book is about what penguins like and what they hate, right? So tell me a few things they hate.
C: Apparently they hate samurai, which we actually like. I even reviewed a book about them.
C: But I would hate sky sharks too.
S: Wait a minute. What is a sky shark?
C: It’s a shark that swims in the sky.
S: So it’s make-believe, right?
S: And there are many other make-believe things in the book, right? Zombies, leprechauns…
C: Yes, and witches…
S: What do you think about the illustrations?
C: I think they are pretty good. They also apparently hate oil rigs. So a penguin put an explosive on one.
S: That kind of sounds pretty destructive.
S: The book is not always really very gentle. It is not really for little bunnies like you Caramel. But you found it hilarious, right?
C: Yep. The penguins look tiny and very serious sometimes.
S: Which one is your favorite? Tell me a few of your favorite pages.
C: I would say, not the oil rigs, not the samurai, I like the page where the penguins really like balloons. They also like capes. I like that!
S: Yes, the penguin wearing the cape is flying, and penguins don’t usually fly, right?
C: Yes, penguins can’t fly. So the cape must be magical and making it fly. I also like the page where “penguins like bum warmers.”
S: What does that mean Caramel?
C: They are sitting on sheep and their bums get warm that way.
S: I thought those were polar bears!
C: They are sheep!
S: Alright, I’ll take your word for it. Your eyes see much better than mine. And all of these pages have very detailed pictures and you like looking at all the details on each page, don’t you?
C: Yes, I do. And this is a good time to wrap this up so I can continue to flip through the pages.
S: Sounds good. Why don’t you say the last word?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny adventures!