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A lovely story of superhero dads
June 2021 Books of the Month
This clever and thoroughly charming picture book is full of information about emperor penguins and human dads too. Sam is waiting for his dad to come home and for their nightly storytelling session – his dad makes up brilliant stories. But Dad is late, arriving only just in time in fact, and Sam is put out; he refuses a dinosaur superhero story, normally his favourite. So his dad tells him a very different story, the true story of Papa Penguin who waits in the freezing cold, guarding his egg, hardly moving for weeks and weeks until at last the egg hatches and he sees his chick. I can’t think of a better way to demonstrate a father’s unconditional, superhero love for his child, no wonder Sam loves it and asks for the same story the next night. Momoko Abe’s illustrations are full of warmth and family love, even in Antarctica and like Sam, children will want this story again and again. A final double page spread includes more facts about how real-life Papa Penguins behave.
Luckily for Sam, Dad's home just in time for a bedtime story. But tonight there'll be no aliens or super heroes, instead he'll tell the tale of Papa Penguin, who loves his beautiful boy-chick very much, even when he's not always around.
|Publication date:||6th May 2021|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Animals, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Lindsay Camp has been writing books for young children for over 20 years, and has collaborated with esteemed illustrators such as Tony Ross. He lives in Bristol, with his wife Anna, and their dog Albert.More About Lindsay Camp