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Blue Penguin

Written by Petr Horacek

Illustrated by Petr Horacek

Blue Penguin Synopsis

A heat-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. A heat-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. I feel just like a penguin, says Blue Penguin. But you're not like us, said the other penguins and they left him all alone. Poor Blue Penguin. Will he be able to convince the other penguins he is one of them after all? A moving and beautifully illustrated story from Petr Horacek, an illustrator described by the Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .

Blue Penguin Press Reviews

Heartwarming tale of friendship, difference, and belonging, with a gorgeous wintry palette. * The Bookseller * Get in the Christmas spirit early with this stunningly illustrated book by award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. [...] A charming and engaging book about friendship, understanding and belonging, this heart-warming story is just the thing to help promote positive behaviour in your young child and send him soundly off to sleep. * Junior * A heart-warming fable about friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. * Parent Talk * There's a magical and luminous quality to the icy landscapes dazzlingly rendered by Petr Horacek in this sublime story on the theme of insiders and outsiders * Red Reading Hub * Horacek's textured, colour-rich artwork creates dramatically beautiful Antarctic scenes while the little penguin is a charmer. * Books for Keeps * A heart-warming story of a little blue penguin who struggles being different from the rest. The story discusses friendship and belonging, with a lovely finale. * Angels & Urchins * Petr Horacek's dreamy Blue Penguin [is] a nice enough story, but what really makes this book sing are Horacek's amazing illustrations, all ice and snow with occasional vivid sightings of an orange-coloured sun. * The Independent on Sunday * The dream-like quality of the illustrations and the evocation of snowy isolation make this a very special book and one to be treasured, as its message of friendship is so beautifully and magically conveyed. A stunning Christmas present * Daily Mail * Horacek's textured, colour-rich artwork creates dramatically beautiful Antarctic scenes while the little penguin is a charmer. * Books for Keeps * Petr Horacek's wonderful, magical story with its insiders/outsider theme is a timely one, coming out as it does in a year when, with the refugees from Syria arriving and one hopes finding a real welcome in the UK, the message is particularly important. My abiding hope is that Blue Penguin's song can reach everyone the world over at this troubled time. I'd like to see a copy in every home and classroom. * Books for Keeps * This is a poignant story. [...] A wonderful book about the power of song and friendship. * Juno *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406358285
Publication date: 1st November 2015
Author: Petr Horacek
Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek's bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester. Visit Petr's website: www.petrhoracek.co.uk

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