A-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff” “WHAT’S HAPPENING?” Tacky the penguin wants to know. The Winter Games, that’s what’s happening. And Tacky and his fellow penguins Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions. After rigorous training, they’re ready – but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Nice Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition. In laugh-out-loud scenes of Tacky and his fellow penguins’ athletic debacles, Tacky reminds readers of the underlying joy and enthusiasm that propells athletes to greatness. So get ready to cheer for Team Nice Icy Land and let the games begin!
Frequent Speech Sounds:
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Tacky and the Winter Games
Key Teaching Concepts
compare and contrast
order of training events
order of winter events
training, athletes, steep, fittest, strict, meals, events, waddle, stadium, lighting, torch, medals, eager, teammates, surprised, illegal, equipment, toasting, thawed, relay race, tacky
Tacky is an odd bird. He always did things his own unique way and has fun. He might do things the way his fellow penguins want him to or expect him to do, but they appreciate having him around.
compare and contrast- Tacky vs. his companions
music staff with lyrics
If you are interested in seeing other winter books to use in therapy, then check out the Seasonal Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.