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Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends

Written by Julia Woolf

Illustrated by Julia Woolf

Part of the Duck and Penguin Series

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Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2019

Best friends Betty and Maud love doing everything together. And they are sure that their favourite toys, Duck and Penguin do too. But Duck and Penguin do NOT! While Betty and Maud share playing in the sandpit, taking turns on the swings, painting and baking, Duck and Penguin push each other off the swings, crush each other’s sandcastles, and cover each other with paint and cake mix. Can they ever be friends? Luckily they can! Julia Woolf conveys this witty story about friendship – or not – most effectively through the venomous scowls and frowns and ferocious looks between the two soft toys in contrast to the brilliant warm smiles of Betty and Maud.

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for June 2019:

The Adventures of Harry Stevenson by Ali Pye

Secret Suffragette by Barbara Mitchelhill

Duck and Penguin are Not Friends by Julia Woolf

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

Where's Mr Astronaut? by Ingela P Arrhenius 

Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends Synopsis

Betty and Maud are the best of friends, and so surely their stuffed toys are too! But despite what Betty and Maud might think, Duck and Penguin are definitely NOT friends. They do not want to swing together, they do not want to cook together, and they certainly DO NOT want to play baby dolls together... A side-splitting insight into the secret world of toys, from former Dreamworks animator and illustrator Julia Woolf.

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ISBN: 9781783448869
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783447831
Publication date: 06/06/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447831
Publication date: 6th June 2019
Author: Julia Woolf
Illustrator: Julia Woolf
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Julia Woolf

Julia Woolf is an animation artist turned illustrator. She spent 20 years working in animation, including 12 years at Dreamworks in the States. However, on having her daughter, the world of illustration began to beckon and a while after returning to the UK, Julia enrolled in an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Giraffe on a Bicycle is her debut book, and is full of personality-packed characters, dynamic illustrations, wit, charm ... and bicycle parts! Julia lives with her family in Kent, near the countryside, seaside and woods - where she is yet to see a ...

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