Longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018
In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and the multi-award winning Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ... and it isn't all fun and games!
Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic.
For starters, it is freezing.
Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? A feel-good read-aloud for readers of all ages, and the perfect Christmas gift.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 175 g
Dimensions: 280 x 218 x 3 mm
"A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages is provided by the wonderfully original Penguin Problems [...] Lane Smith makes his penguins look like worried clones, which adds to the humour of the whole." - Observer
"Hilarious ... an Antarctic take on A Christmas Carol" - Evening Standard
"Quirky and funny, and with a memorable message, this picture book is amusingly different." - Carousel
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Penguin Problems is SO GOOD!
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