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Friday, 28 November 2014
Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like a lovesick penguin…
Have you been enjoying all the Christmas ads on the TV as
much as we have? We’re particularly fond of Monty the Penguin and the little
boy who gives him the best Christmas gift of a new friend! Always happy for an
excuse to share our top 5s, and inspired by Monty, here are our favourite books
and Found, by Oliver Jeffers
The animated adaptation of this
appeared on our screens a few Christmases ago, so although it’s not especially
Christmassy, it does feel quite seasonal! It’s a lovely story about a little
boy’s attempts to help a penguin find his way home and the friendship that
grows between them. One to warm the cockles of your heart!
by Polly Dunbar
Another one about a boy and his
penguin! (There’s a bit of a theme here.) Ben is desperate to get a reaction
from his new penguin, but the penguin doesn’t seem to want to say or do
anything, until Ben gets eaten by a lion, that is. Brilliant! This is another
really heart-warming one.
Emperor’s Egg, by Martin Jenkins
No little boys here! This tells the
story of the life-cycle of the Emperor penguin, but this is far more than an
information book. Jenkins makes the story of the male emperor penguin’s vigil
on the ice an engaging one. A good one for dad’s everywhere!
Dudley, by Jez Alborough
Dudley’s brothers and sisters love
cuddling him so much that they just can’t leave him alone! He sets off to find
some peace and quiet, but soon realises that being cuddly isn’t so bad after
all. Another lovely tale of penguins and friendship.
Pengwin, by Gerald Rose
Not quite such a friendly story,
this one! Some scientists working in the Antarctic decide they’d like to try
penguin stew. How will our monochrome heroes get themselves out of that pickle?
You’ll have to borrow the book to find out!