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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 and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient.

Jory's work includes the award-winning, bestselling picture books, "Penguin Problems" and "The Bad Seed," the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the recent picture books "Quit Calling Me a Monster!" and "Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? " and the national bestseller "All my friends are dead," among many other books for both children and adults.

Jory's forthcoming picture books, in 2018, include "Giraffe Problems" (illustrated by Lane Smith) and "All Right Already!" (illustrated by Benji Davies) .

In addition to the books mentioned here, Jory has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. His work has also been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reader's Digest, and beyond.

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. In that time, he conceptualized and edited, "Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama," which was featured on "This American Life."

Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com



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