Tacky and the Emperor

by Helen Lester


It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit. Enjoy this wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! Tacky fans will be carried to new heights of hilarity by this latest Tacky tale.

New features only available in this interactive omBook include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene.  

To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Recommended Ages: 4 - 8

Three ways to read this omBook:

  • ★ "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • ★ "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
  • ★ "Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!

Additional Features:

  • ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • ★ Professional audio narration
  • ★ Custom background audio for each scene
  • ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original artwork
  • ★ This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad

Listen to a sample:

Other Tacky the Penguin apps:

Official Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company licensed app.