The Little Penguin (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

The Little Penguin (World of Happy)

Written by Giles Andreae
Part of the World of Happy Series

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How the little penguin learns to be brave will give heart to all anxious children. Little penguin is frightened of the water. His father can’t believe he is so foolish but his mother is understanding; through her gentle coaxing, little penguin bravely takes his first plunge. Being in the water is just the fun his mum promised. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike.

One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection under the banner of The World of Happy, each one of them featuring playful, charming, quirky, joyous and heart-warming stories about positive and uplifting values: love, happiness, freedom, pleasure, being yourself and revelling in the wonders of what it means to be alive and all written and illustrated by Giles Andreae, the creator of Purple Ronnie.

Children will love the funky, colourful animals and funny stories about belching sharks, dancing hippos, knitting gorillas and drumming crickets. Adults will appreciate the sophistication, quirkiness and philosophical content. World of Happy delivers something emotionally rich and complex while being easily accessible to children.

The World of Happy books are a great value addition to any nursery bookshelf which kids will enjoy time and time again.


The Little Penguin (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

There was once a little penguin who was frightened of the water. 'You coward', said his father. 'This is no way for penguins to behave'. 'Be gentle', said his mother, 'for ALL of us have fears that others may find hard to understand...Come, Little Penguin. Come into the water with me'. And so begins a story about bravery and trust - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share.

About the Author

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae was born in London in 1966. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today. He began writing when he was at primary school and gets a lot of his ideas from trying to keep his own children entertained.

Giles is the hugely successful and talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the well-known Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in London with his wife and four children.

His top tips for becoming a writer are: read a lot, write a lot and write from the heart.

Author photo copyright: Martin Salter

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th April 2011




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