Review sponsored* by Eric Bennett
The Children’s Book Review | February 18, 2019
Written by Eric Bennett
Illustrated by Paige Monte
Age Range: 5+
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Penguin Place (2018)
What to expect: Penguins, Scientists, and Adventure
Noodles’ & Albie’s Mermaid Parade is the third installment in a picture book series about the adventures of penguin and fish pals, Noodles and Albie.
In this installment, Jon and Ken, world-famous penguin experts, are finishing up a stint of research on the Antarctic ice. They are hoping to make it home to Brooklyn for the Mermaid Parade—Ken hasn’t missed the parade that marks the annual summer opening of the Coney Island amusement park in years. Noodles and Albie would like to go to Coney Island, too, so they join the crew aboard a ship and stop in several places along the way. Through conversation between the penguin experts and the animals, readers learn interesting tidbits like how many types of penguins there are in the world, and the meaning of words like aquatic and feisty. Before too long, more penguins join the crew aboard the ship heading toward the grand finale of the Mermaid Parade.
Through adventure, ocean travel, and the goal of reaching the special parade, this picture book provides a creative introduction to what animal research, particularly the research of penguins, can look like. Color illustrations that compliment the text, can be seen with every page turn, making this a good choice for a read-aloud session.
Noodles’ & Albie’s Mermaid Parade could be the book that inspires a new wave ofornithologists, marine biologists, or marine ecologists.
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About the Author
Eric Bennett was raised in New York City. after graduating Queens College, he opened the world’s first all-penguin shop at South St. Seaport. In time, Bennett began to offer his retail rookery online at penguingiftshop.com. Eric currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his two fun daughters and a few hundred penguins. This is his third book.
About the Illustrator
Paige Monte grew up near the Hudson River in new York. She obtained her BFA in Animation from Massachusetts College of art and design. Paige loves making art and telling stories about mermaids and sea life. She is very excited to have worked on this wonderful story for her first ever book. You can see more of Paige’s work at paigemonteart.com.
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