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An atmospheric night time adventure which blends reality and make believe in a most engaging way
August 2020 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2020
When best friends Betty and Maud have a sleepover in a teeny weeny pop up tent in the garden, Duck and Penguin have to go too. But while the girls are expecting to have loads of fun, Duck and Penguin are not! They don’t like each other, they don’t like sleepovers, they don’t like the onesies the girls dress them in and they especially don’t like sleeping in a teeny weeny tent. When the girls hurry back to the house, Duck and Penguin are left alone to face the scary dark and the creatures in it. How will they manage? Luckily, all ends happily and Duck and Penguin are even converted to camping – almost! Lovely illustrations of this atmospheric night time adventure which blends reality and make believe in a most engaging way.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for August 2020
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke
Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers by Julia Woolf
That Dog! by Emma Lazell
It's OK to Cry by Molly Peters
The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay
Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo by Alexander McCall Smith
Betty and Maud are having a sleepover in a teeny weeny tent, and that means that Duck and Penguin are too. Betty and Maud can't wait! Duck and Penguin aren't so sure... When the girls head back to the house after too much fizzy pop, their favourite toys are in for a long, scary night alone.
Will Duck and Penguin learn to love sleepovers after all? A second side-splitting insight into the secret world of toys, from former Dreamworks animator and illustrator Julia Woolf.
|Publication date:||6th August 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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 ...More About Julia Woolf