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The Journey of the Penguin: 12/24/16
The Journey of the Penguin by Emiliano Ponzi is a wordless picture book about a penguin trying to find his way in the world. It's 1935 when he leaves Antartica.
His adventure takes him to New York for job interviews and auditions. He meets a variety of different authors: Jack Kerouac, Arthur Miller, and Dorthy Parker. Ultimately he manages to land the big part in his audition and the rest, as they say, is history.
While for children this is the story of a penguin in the big city, for adults, this is a delightful, quiet homage to Penguin Books which began publishing in 1935. Adults might recognize the nods to some of the publishing houses's previous book designs.