Penguin Problems

Written by Jory John

Illustrated by Lane Smith

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LoveReading View on Penguin Problems

December 2016 Book of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016      Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There’s too much snow, it’s too cold, the sea has too many dangerous creatures in it, everyone looks the same. In fact, there seems to be no end to the problems facing a young penguin! But all is not as completely hopeless it seems. A wise walrus offers good advice and Penguin begins to feel that the world is not quite as hopeless as he had thought. Lane Smith’s stylish illustrations brilliantly capture universal emotions of loneliness, isolation and the widespread feeling of being ‘different’. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for November 2016

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Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

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Penguin Problems Synopsis

In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and 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?

This book is sure to tickle all funny bones, and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud, too!

Penguin Problems Press Reviews

This book exudes humour both verbal and visual but put together the result is sheer gigglesome comedic delight at every turn of the page. Red Reading Hub

Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There's too much snow, it's too cold, the sea has too many dangerous creatures in it, everyone looks the same. In fact, there seems to be no end to the problems facing a young penguin! But all is not as completely hopeless it seems. A wise walrus offers good advice and Penguin begins to feel that the world is not quite as hopeless as he had thought. Lane Smith's stylish illustrations brilliantly capture universal emotions of loneliness, isolation and the widespread feeling of being 'different'. Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016, LoveReading

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ISBN: 9781406379150
Publication date: 01/11/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406375992
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781853409189
Publication date: 01/05/2007
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406375992
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Jory John
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Jory John

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco, USA.  

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