Please Play Safe!: Penguin’s Guide
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43. Please Play Safe!: Penguin’s Guide to Playground Safety (Scholastic, 2006)
Margery Cuyler & Will Hillenbrand
(Preschool-Grade 2)

Penguin and his friends are off to the playground! But sometimes they forget how to play safely. Rhino kicks sand in Lion’s face, and Hippo bounces a ball off Penguin’s head! Boink!

Perfect for young children, this silly guide to safety proves that safe play is fun play!

“Hillenbrand masterfully portrays facial expressions… making it clear to even the youngest of readers what the friends are feeling when the playground rules are broken.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Hillenbrand's artwork features simply shaped, high-spirited animals outlined in black. All the fun they are having is contagious.”


“The text is simple enough for beginners since the softly shaded, multimedia color illustrations provide excellent visual clues. The pictures are full of active animals under the watchful tutelage of whistle-wearing Penguin.”

School Library Journal