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The Truth About Penguins

By: Meg McKinlay

Illustrated By: Mark Jackson

The penguins are coming to the zoo and all the other animals are excited. Then a squirrel asks ‘Ummm…What’s a penguin?’ This starts a flood of information about penguins from all the other animals. you may have thought zoo animals would know about penguins but it turns out that there are a lot of very silly ideas at the zoo. Fortunately the zoo keeper knows a thing or two and he puts the other animals straight. Find out just how much you know about penguins before they arrive.

This is a wonderfully funny picture book that actually contains information about penguins. Of course the misinformation provided by the other animals will possibly make you laugh, that may just be me though, or at least have you shaking your head and smiling. The text is simple, enjoyable and is accompanied by illustrations both appealing and naturalistic for the zoo scenes and highlighted with a bit of silly fun in the penguin scenes.

This book has also been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for Young Children.

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Published: 01 July 2010

Format: Hardback

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9781921150487

Purchase: here or use logo on side of page to go to Booktopia

Lost And Found

By: Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a boy who one day found a penguin at his door. he tried to find out who it belonged to but no-one could help. The two then set out on a journey across the ocean to get the penguin back to the South Pole. The boy though he was doing a good thing but he felt lonely when the penguin was gone. Will the boy be able to solve his loneliness problem and find his friend?

Oliver Jeffers writes stories that bring a smile to your face. This one is a finely crafted and heartfelt tale of friendship, finding and losing it. The beautiful illustrations perfectly complement the story. This is a very popular story and it is easy to see why.


Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

Published: 02 May 2006

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9780007150366

Purchase: here

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