Monday, 30 November 2015

There is room for more than one penguin book in our house.

There is definitely room for more than one penguin book in our house.  In fact we have three on the go at the moment and I have my eye on a fourth.  They just make such funny wobbly characters that E and I can't get enough of them. Here are our favourites starting with the most recent.

Up & Down by Britta Teckentrup is a gentle read with gorgeously clever cut outs and illustrations. With sparse text as our guide we follow one penguin on an ocean journey to meet his friend whilst learning about the concept of opposites and prepositions along the way.

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph is full of cheeky fun and a loveable young penguin on an adventure with his Arctic mates. The pleasing ryhme and detailed illustrations set the tone for this story of a polar bear, three penguins and a seal trying to find a way home.

No mention of penguins is complete without the original little fella we fell in love with from Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. A boy, a penguin and a tale of true friendship make this a bedtime winner that's so far withstanding the test of time (and Star Wars).