ELLA AND PENGUIN: A PERFECT MATCH

by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
from HarperCollins Children's Books
January 2017

Ella and Penguin are best friends. So it only makes sense that they like all the same things. But Ella loves tutus. Penguin does not. Ella loves finger painting. Penguin does not. Oh no, they don't match! Can they still be friends?

 

REVIEWS

"Maynor’s childcentric text is funny and empathetic."
--Kirkus

"In her comical and relatable narrative, Maynor captures what happens when two friends are faced with their differences."
--Booklist

 

ELLA AND PENGUIN STICK TOGETHER

by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
from HarperCollins Children's Books
January 2016

Ella and Penguin want to see their new glow-in-the-dark stickers glow—but they don't want to go into the dark. (It’s so dark!) Can they see the stickers glow another way? Can they face the dark closet if they stick together? 

 

 

REVIEWS & HONORS

Best Picture Books of 2016
Honorable Mention, Best Friendship


"The dark is not so scary after all. In fact, it’s beautiful!"
--Kirkus


"Maynor, making her debut, backs up her perceptive premise with solid comic writing..."
--Publishers Weekly

 

"The watercolor and pencil illustrations are sweet and add a subtle humor to the story and the soft lesson it's teaching."
--School Library Journal, January 2016


"Ella and Penguin are a charming pair, and plenty of kids will identify with their fears of the dark."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2016


Winter Kids' Indie Next List

"Through a blend of sincerity and humor, Maynor effectively conveys how friends can help each other in the struggle to overcome whatever it is that makes them afraid."
--Page Seck, Blue Manatee Children's Book Store


January's Top Picks in Picture Books

"In their delightful picture book debut, Maynor and Bonnet demonstrate that working through your fear is much better with a friend by your side."


The Crookies 2016
Most Adorable Duo