penguin with the tongue-rolling name of Chongo Chingi has an active imagination, even when he's sleeping. In his dreams, as Chongo spreads his flippers to dive, he becomes airborne. He looks below and sees a panoramic view of the zoo he calls home. He flies higher and passes geese, airplanes, balloons, a bat/vampire, planets, space creatures, and a host of underwater creatures. He then surfaces in a vast, frozen antarctic world filled with penguins and other figures. As his alarm clock intrudes into the dream, Chongo Chingi is awakened. This cutting-edge creative work is a delight to the eye and the ear. The computer art produces an endless variety of shades and tones in many soft background colors and figures that vary in size from a full-page penguin to dozens of figures on a double-page spread. The penguins are cuddly and the characters are animated and expressive. The brief rhyming text, which is integrated into the artwork, is eye-catching, rhythmic, and fun to read aloud. The book is best for primary grades; younger children might miss some of the nuances, but will still enjoy the language and pictures. Daydreamers will appreciate it, as will their teachers and parents. Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.