Penguins Can't Fly by Richard Byrne

Penguins Can't Fly

Written by Richard Byrne

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A touching story of an unusual but very special friendship. Growing up together, Hudson the Penguin and Gregory the Gull do everything together. Everything – except flying! The gulls laugh at Hudson for not being able to fly but, when Gregory gets trapped deep under the sea, it is Hudson who comes to the rescue. Best friends can have different skills – and still enjoy everything together.


Penguins Can't Fly by Richard Byrne

Gregory the gull and Hudson the penguin are the best of friends. When Gregory learns to
fly, Hudson feels left out. But when Gregory gets into trouble, it’s Hudson who comes to
his rescue, discovering he also has a wonderful skill.


An endearing tale of friendship Evening Standard Eye-catching and appealing to toddlers ... A cool delight -- Katie Clapham Books for Keeps A touching story of an unusual but very special friendship. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Boldly and colourfully illustrated ... At the heart there is an important social message for young children The School Librarian A tender tale of friendship overcoming difference, eloquently illustrated with a gentle humour -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub

About the Author

Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne in his own words:

"Born in a hospital. Brought up in Brighton. Learnt to colour-in in Eastbourne. Worked in graphic design. Worked in Brighton, London, Manchester and Yorkshire Hills. Worked for myself.

"Met Philippa somewhere along the way. Had two children. Had the mid-life crisis. Bought my first guitar. Got the urge to create a children's book. Got an agent. Got a book deal. Got another book deal."

Richard now lives in Chichester so that he can be closer to family, old friends, the coast, and the equator.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2013




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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