"Debuting with an exercise in adorable empathy, Owl & Penguin make a breezy foray into the tradition of supportive picture book friendships. Faced with challenges... they strive to make things better for each other through pleasant plotting. Madan's brightly-colored illustrations of the boggle-eyed buddies add to the goofy fun for tenuous young readers. Owl & Penguin's conversation occurs primarily in the for of speech bubbles and empathetic facial expressions, with light narration in panel captions... As an opportunity for early readers and caregivers to discuss problem-solving and feelings with copious visual clues, this title is the perfect tool.
VERDICT: Cute and cheery, this graphic novel for early readers is a functional, fun read-together."