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The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems: 03/27/15
The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle is a spin off from the Winnie Years series. Ty, who was introduced as a baby now has his own short chapter book series.
Ty is eagerly looking forward to the field-trip to the local aquarium to see the penguins. He knows he has to follow the rule and he knows that some of his classmates won't follow them.
A whole set of contrived circumstances prevent Ty from seeing the beloved penguins. Another set of equally contrived (and mind boggling) circumstances allow him to sneak away from his class and steal a penguin.
As this book appears to be aiming for realistic fiction with a moral bent, I'm gobsmacked at how much our so called perfect child gets away with. That his older siblings hide what he's done and despite the narratives assurances that his sisters are RESPONSIBLE, they don't involve the parents or make sure Ty understands the whole heap of trouble his idiotic behavior has caused.