LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Blown Away

Written by Rob Biddulph

Featured Books for 3+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Blown Away

Winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  A brilliant adventure for a bold Penguin who gets swept up, up and away on a brand new kite on a windy day. Penguin’s original and richly-imagined adventure is beautifully told and wonderfully illustrated in this attractive and stimulating picture book. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Melissa Cox, head of children’s buying for Waterstones, said about Blown Away:”It is always challenging to judge picture books against pieces of fiction for older children, but choosing the overall winner from among the categories proved quite easy. The judges all agreed that Blown Away was a classic in the making and would live in the hearts and minds of children for years to come.”

LoveReading4Kids

Blown Away Synopsis

Come on an unexpected journey with a fearless blue penguin in the most captivating picture book debut of the year! Meet Penguin Blue! It's a windy day, and he has a brand new kite - but where's he going on this maiden flight? Penguin Blue and his friends go on a gloriously illustrated adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites, from the sparkling new talent Rob Biddulph.

Blown Away Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of the younger members of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Nicola Laverty and Ruby, age 5 - 'We loved the gentle rhyming text of this book and Ruby was very taken with Blue, the main character and his friends...A lovely book to share again and again.' Read full review >
  • Alexander Reiff, age 3 - 'We loved it! If you love Oliver Jeffers, you'll love this.  Great illustrations which add to the story line so well.  Simple story but so much to talk about.' Read full review >
  • Liam Hill, age 5 - 'I also really like the funny pictures in the book with the cheeky monkey hiding and Mr Snappy the crocodile ice cream man. The cheeky monkey is everywhere!' Read full review >
  • George Reece, age 6 - 'Lovely heart warming story and wonderfully illustrated.' Read full review >
  • Eleanor Haines, age 2 - 'A lovely tale about a penguin who has a new kite and gets blown away on an adventure, taking friends with him along the way...It was definitely a thumbs up from us!' Read full review >

If you loved this, you might like these...

I Can Catch a Monster
The World Made a Rainbow
Dance Like a Flamingo Move and Groove like the Animals Do!
Let's Make Some Great Art: Animals

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008166670
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780007593828
Publication date: 29/01/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007593828
Publication date: 29th January 2015
Author: Rob Biddulph
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Rob Biddulph

By day Rob Biddulph is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them. His first picture book, Blown Away, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2015, his second, GRRRR! was nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and just released is the wonderful Odd Dog Out. He lives with his wife and daughters in London,

More About Rob Biddulph

More Books By Rob Biddulph

Cover for Draw With Rob by Rob Biddulph
Cover for Give Peas a Chance by Rob Biddulph
Cover for Happy Hatchday by Rob Biddulph
View All Books By Rob Biddulph

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×