Any child who has ever struggled with learning a new skill will relate to poor Penguin. While he's excited to be invited to a skating party, he's terrified about actually skating. He doesn't know how, and he doesn't think he'll be able to learn. Of course, with the help of his friends, he succeeds — and he learns that if you just give something a try, it doesn't have to be scary at all. This beginning reader features only a few simple words per page, helping young learners overcome their fears about independent reading.