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Tacky and the Emperor (Tacky the Penguin)

(Book #4 in the Tacky Series)

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It's common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Tacky knows how to break routines.

My daughter likes the Tacky series. For some reason; this book didn't go over as well. The emperor of the penguins is going to visit the iceberg. Goodly, Lovely, and Angel make piles of fish-flavored cupcakes, punch and Ice cream. Neatly decorates a throne with ribbons and sparkly stars. Perfect practices a dance and Tacky handles the balloons. The only problem is the emperor sees this all the time and is not looking for yet another day which is the same as all other days. Tacky blows up a balloon and floats off and lands on the emperors berg. The emperor not being happy decides to take a swim. Tacky stumbles on his cloths and takes them! He returns to the ice berg and everything thinks he is the emperor and give him the food, throne and the dance. Eventually, the emperor appears and Tacky ends up showing him a fun time. The emperor likes it so much that he declares Tacky to be a prince amount Penguins. As always; Tacky was an odd bird, but a nice bird to have around. Overall, it's a good story and the art is good but again my daughter did not like this book as much.

Great book for young children.

I purchased this book for my children because it is a book they read for a competition this year. My kids really enjoyed Tacky and the Emperor and could not put it down. It is challenging enough that as a parent you know they are gaining reading skills for younger students and interesting enough to hold their attention. The other penguins put Tacky down because of his appearance and different ways, but sometimes people need a little variety in their lives.

Tacky represents many TAG kids I know

The "Tacky" series of books and many of the others written by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Messenger are fabulous examples of what TAG (Talented and Gifted) kids live through on a daily basis. They march to a different drummer! I enjoy my two "taglets" and when they laugh out loud upon reading these books, then I know they "get it"! These books are fun and enjoyable with simple messages for everyone to live by.

Very Entertaining

My daycare kids love this book. I love reading it aloud. About the complaint of the song being hard to sing as long as you make it silly it works. If you read it through yourself once before reading it aloud you can make it flow. All the Tacky books are great.

Tacky is back

If you loved how Tacky tricked the hunters in his first book you will love his stint as the emeror.
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