Reluctant Penguin Series

Hi My wonderful readers,

Here are a few more wonderful reviews from our campaign! Check out the link in the second one! She added you to a list of other inclusive books for her may blog post that’s glowing!

This series of books are fun to read and teach small children lessons in life.  Each book a different lesson.

I hope you’ll take the time to check out this series of books. As a parent, you will enjoy reading them to your kids and will enjoy them yourselves.  Find on Amazon and Any questions please visit my website and I’ll answer your questions as soon as I can.  Thank you and be safe.

Keep reading,

Edwin Radin


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Full Text:
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

The book follows two animals, a turtle and a penguin who sneak into a house during Passover. They are tempted by the smell of gefilte fish and end up stealing some. The following morning they feel guilty and take back the meal and ask for forgiveness. Such an entertaining book.

Would you purchase this book for yourself or a friend? Yes


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Full Text:
This book tells the story of two animals, a turtle and a penguin who sneak into a house in New Zealand during passover. They stumble upon the delicious smelling gefilte fish being served for the holiday, and can’t help but steal some! Later they feel guilty and apologize for stealing the fish, and are invited to enjoy passover with the family they stole from. The story ends with some information about Ashkenazi Jews and the traditions related to Passover as well as a recipe for Gefilte Fish.

This is a great story for teaching about diverse celebrations from the perspective of some fun animals. I think this book would be perfect for families and teachers of children in the age 5-10 range. The pages are usually text on one side and pictures on the other. The pictures are detailed and interesting. There is a fair amount of text per page so I would recommend it for mainly shared reading or read alouds with younger children but I think that older children who are able to read independently would enjoy the story as well. Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!


Additional Questions:

Will you adopt this title for a course, curriculum, or classroom? Yes
Will you recommend that your students read or purchase this title? Yes

By |January 26th, 2023|

Hello Readers!!

I hope everyone had a great and a safe holiday season. It’s getting cold outside again and time to relax and chill at home with a good book. Whether you love reading to your kids or enjoy time to yourself, my books would make a perfect afternoon for new adventures. Check out my books on or Amazon and Barnes and You can also contact me and get a signed copy of my books. Thank you and stay safe and warm.

Edwin M. Radin

By |January 20th, 2023|

School is back

Hello to all my friends and readers. Well, it’s fall, and school is back in session. My reluctant Penguin series and Let’s be friends are perfect for the new school year. Parents, help your kids learn valuable lessons about life and their struggles. Your children will thank you. All books available on Amazon, and Itunes. And coming soon – A kids journey to Israel with real life photos of Israel taken on my trip. So, look for that. Happy reading everyone and have a great school year !

By |September 7th, 2022|

The Great Gefilte Fish Caper

Hello my faithful readers! My new book in the Reluctant Penguin series is out and will soon be listed on Amazon. The book is getting excellent reviews and is definitely a must read for kids and young teens. My friends Paul and Tommy are drawn by the smell of Passover cooking and Gefilte fish. They follow their noses to the small town and sneak in and steal the gefilte fish. Find out more when you read about their escapade and what forgiveness is. Send me an email and let me know what’s going on. Look forward to hearing from you.

By |May 31st, 2022|

Let’s Be Friends

Hello all!!  Hope everyone had a great Hannukah and Christmas. My new book is selling very, very well and in these particular times everyone can benefit from this book. It teaches love and friendship over hate. I hope to hear from you soon. The book can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes and and KOBO. You can also visit and send me your messages. Have a safe and happy and healthy New Year.

Edwin M. Radin

By |December 26th, 2021|

Let’s Be Friends

Hello and Happy Holidays my friends.  My new book “Let’s be Friends” is out and ready for sale. It’s a wonderful book about 4 kids, Jewish and Christians, meeting for the first time and becoming best friends. Follow the friends as they learn about each other’s Holidays and life. The book is beautifully illustrated by Clair Fink and will make a terrific holiday gift for the children. You can go to my web site and order from Amazon. Happy Holidays everyone. Have a safe and happy one. Enjoy!

Edwin Radin

By |December 15th, 2021|
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