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Penguins Can Fly, Right?  A Coloring and Activity Book on Building Self-Esteem

ISBN: 9781634896719
Binding: Paperback
Author: Janice Lao-Noche & Isaac Noche
Illustrator: Janice Lao-Noche
Pages: 48
Trim: 8 x 10 inches
Published: 06/29/2024

In this children's marine life book, two penguin cousins come to terms with their lack of flight. Along the way, they'll help you and your young reader to know your strengths and learn self-acceptance.

Fluffin and Muffin are happy living in their ice dome, slipping and sliding on the ice. One day, a neighbor moves in, and they're amazed by the majestic wings of their new albatross friend.

Swoosh! SWISH! Whoosh! WOOPIE! Zing! ZOOM!
She flew over their homes, landing with a boom.

The cousins become determined to join Sully in the sky, but soon discover that a penguin's talents lie elsewhere. Their quest for flight forces them to navigate jealousy, diversity, and ultimately reach acceptance of their unique skills.

Environmental scientist Dr. Janice Lao-Noche partnered with her son, Isaac Noche, to craft a story that pairs real-life respect for the natural world with the whimsy and imagination that can only come from young minds. The mother-son duo, alongside penguins Fluffin and Muffin, share a valuable lesson about experiencing failure, persisting against all odds, and embracing your own gifts.

This penguin book for kids is so much more than another sea-life story. Readers will learn how to . . .

  • Persist in the face of failure,
  • Uplift friends without jealousy, and
  • Proudly embrace their own unique talents and ideas.

With ready-to-color pages and rhymes fit for read-alouds, Penguins Can Fly, Right? provides fun you'll fly through . . . and return to over and over again.


Dr. Janice Lao-Noche is a leading environmental scientist and economist passionate about helping businesses be a force for good in the world.

She co-wrote two books, Penguins Can Fly, Right? and Sparky and Benny's Big Home Mystery, with her young children who wanted to share important messages with readers about climate change, diversity, and self-confidence.