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A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like - and it isn't all fun and games. A hilarious first collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales) . Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won't they? Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol' crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.



About the Author

Jory John

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Recipient.

Jory's work includes the New York Times bestselling novel "The Terrible Two," the award-winning picture book "Goodnight Already!" and the national bestseller "All my friends are dead" and a sequel, "All my friends are still dead," which received the 2013 ALA Reluctant Young Readers Award. Jory's forthcoming picture books include "Quit Calling Me a Monster!" (illustrated by Bob Shea) and "Penguin Problems" (illustrated by Lane Smith) .

In addition to the books listed below, Jory has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications.

For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers.

Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com.



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