'An outstanding debut. Funny and surprising' The Times Best Books for Children 2021
'This debut novel is a delight . . . A joy to read aloud' Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
Perfect for all readers from 7 to 70, Einstein the Penguin introduces an unforgettable new character in a future-classic and fantastically funny debut for all the family to enjoy. Get ready to welcome the most extraordinary penguin into your own home...
When the Stewarts spend a sunny, frosty December day at London Zoo, they're enchanted by one small penguin. At the delight of young Imogen and Arthur, Mrs Stewart insists the penguin "must come and stay with them whenever he likes."
But not one Stewart expects the penguin to turn up at their door that evening, rucksack labelled "Einstein" on his back...
The family's new feathered friend helps Arthur to come out of his shell and makes massive demands on Imogen's amateur sleuthing. But together they must find out why Einstein came to them and they must keep away from the mysterious white-coat man.
And Einstein can't stay forever, can he...?
From stunning new writing talent Iona Rangeley, and illustrated with wit and brio by the award-winning David Tazzyman, this is a book that will be treasured for years to come.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 191 x 136 x 22 mm
"This debut novel is a delight. Its wit and observation put it in the tradition of Eva Ibbotson and Hilary McKay. Full of unexpected phrases and illustrated with just the right degree of freedom and quirkiness, this is a real discovery. A joy to read aloud" Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
"The Stewarts never could have guessed that a day trip to the zoo would mean they'd end up sharing their house with a penguin, let alone the amazing mystery that follows. Will appeal to fans of Paddington." iNews Best Children's Books for Christmas
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“Delightful Christmas tale!”
Einstein the Penguin was a surprisingly enjoyable read. Einstein is not the characturist animal hero I expected- he is still very much an animal among humans. The story is a heartwarming tale of the literal distance... More
“Einstein might yet become more famous than that physicist of the same name.”
This book reminded me of my niece. Strangely enough also named Imogen. As a very young girl she was a fan of pink…
....‘My scarf is pink!’ said Imogen. ‘I don’t like pink anymore!’
So by page 10, I was amused. It... More
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, I absolutely loved it!
Slight Paddington vibe about it, just a gorgeous read.
Perfect book to cuddle up with! I recommend adding a cuddly penguin & a hot... More
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