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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | No child’s bookshelf is complete without one, and preferably more than one of Rob Biddulph’s joyful, dazzling picture books. Sunk! is a new adventure for Penguin Blue, star of the award-winning Blown Away. He’s been given a pirate costume and sets out on a nautical adventure with his penguin friends and Clive the polar bear. They sail the seven seas – beautifully illustrated on a map in which the seas are helpfully and stylishly numbered – before running into trouble. All ends wonderfully well of course and they sail home with a new friend and something very special to play on. This has all the hallmarks of Biddulph’s brilliance: each cleverly designed page is full of things to look at; the story is told in lively, witty rhyme; and the whole story exudes fun and warmth. And readers all get to shout ‘Thar she blows’ too – what more could you ask? ~ Andrea Reece
Award-winning Rob Biddulph’s swashbuckling adventure is perfect for all those who’d love to sail the high seas with – Pirates! Penguin Blue and his friends Cutlass Jess, First Mate Flo and Wilbur Seal the cabin boy, set out to hit the treasure trail. There’s a map, a sunken wreck and old sea dog names Captain Plank all of whom add to the glorious escapade. Rob Biddolph’s stunning illustrations create a magical watery world. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Penguin Blue is back, in a swashbuckling new adventure about pirates, treasure, and friendship! A pirate hat. A sunny day. For Penguin Blue A game to play. Your favourite Penguin and his friends are back in a new adventure, and this time they're pirates - ARRRRR! Sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly SUNK! But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all...The fourth book from the award-winning, bestselling picture book star Rob Biddulph.
PRAISE FOR GRRRRR!:
'Vibrant colours and characters plus rhyming text make it a delight to read aloud.
'Joyful and uplifting. Superb.' Daily Mail
'Totally grrrrreat in every respect.' The Bookbag
'The rhyme is so skillful and pacey it could give the Gruffalo a run for its money.' Children's Books Ireland
PRAISE FOR BLOWN AWAY: 'Best children's book of the year.' Observer
'[A] gem of a book ... Beautifully illustrated and wittily written.' Standard
'This book is capital B Brilliant.' The Bookbag
'Told in captivating rhyme, with plenty of jokes sprinkled through the text and illustrations, Biddulph's tale is a travelling adventure.' Time Out
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||27th July 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Books of the Year|
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