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Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Most Fun with Pictures' Award.
Hugely inventive and charmingly funny with laugh-out-loud zany humour and wonderful illustrations throughout that will make you giggle and complement the text, this will be enjoyed equally by parents reading with their children and by children reading alone.
A new book from Daren King called Frightfully Friendly Ghosties is published in February 2010.
'This book is for penguins only. If you're not a penguin, stop reading now or I'll slap you with my flippers!' Fresh from a jungle trip, Peter, his exuberant assistant Punky and their friend Harold discover their beloved ice-skating rink has been over-populated with some dubious-looking penguins. Determined to weasel them out and return their rink to its former glory, Peter and Punky embark on an adventure involving flying fish, silly snowmen, angry polar bears and a bunch of very sneaky squirrels.
'Children will laugh out loud at the witty one-liners... while David Roberts' comical illustrations can't fail to raise a giggle' - Scholastic Literacy Time Plus Magazine
'King is very good at making children think about their world... hugely inventive and charmingly funny, early readers will adore having this book read to them and will love trying it themselves' - Literary Review
'If you love adventure and are potty about our penguin pals p-p-pick up Peter the Pioneer Penguin' - National Geographic Kids
|Publication date:||3rd September 2009|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Daren King was born in Harlow, Essex. His debut novel, Boxy an Star, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He has written two other novels for adults, Jim Giraffe and Tom Boler, and a novel for children, Mouse Noses on Toast.More About Daren King