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Penguin By Polly Dunbar


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Can a penguin be the perfect present? Find out in this modern classic from acclaimed picture book creator Polly Dunbar.

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Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Can a penguin be the perfect present? Find out in this modern classic from acclaimed picture book creator Polly Dunbar. In the multiple award-winning modern classic from Polly Dunbar, author-illustrator of Hello Tilly, Ben couldn't be more delighted to find a penguin inside his present. "Hello, Penguin!" he says. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin, he pulls his funniest face, he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. "Can't you talk?" says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn't until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks ... and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait.

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Penguin Reviews

This is a warm and charming story told without the cloying sentimentality that can mar books for this age group ... Dunbar's characterisation is a treat. * The Bookseller *
Polly Dunbar's sympathetic artwork captures the seesaw of Ben's emotions with humour and an almost heartbreaking accuracy. * Child Education PLUS *
With simple, rhythmic text, flat colours, crisp shapes on white space and a big blue lion, this heart-warming book conjures - by minimal means - imagination, anger, danger and love, while encouraging small children to remember events, read pictures and laugh. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
An animated tale of an unusual friendship, sweetly illustrated, with great comic moments as little Ben tries to entertain an expressionless Penguin and a final outcome that leaves readers with a warm glow * Junior *

About Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her best-selling book Penguin has won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize, the Practical Pre-School Award and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly have been made into an animated series, Tilly and Friends, currently airing on CBeebies. Polly lives in Beccles, Suffolk. Find Polly online at and on twitter as @PollyDunbar.

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Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Polly Dunbar
Used - Very Good
Walker Books Ltd
Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Younger Children 2008 Winner of Booktrust Early Years Award: Pre-school Award 2007 Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2008 Short-listed for Nestle Children's Book Prize: Age 5 and Under (Silver) 2007
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.