Penguin Problems
18%
off

Penguin Problems

4.1 (2,453 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Have you ever thought: I have so many problems and nobody even cares? Well, penguins have problems too! Discover them in this hilarious collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales)! This penguin has come to tell you that life in Antarctica is no paradise. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol' crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you. Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we've just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . . This book is sure to tickle kids' funny bones and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud. "We are all Mortimer [the main character in Penguin Problems]." --The New York Times "Bursting with humor." --Kirkus Reviews "The snark level is cranked up high." --The Horn Book, Starred "Will be right at home with fans of Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat." --Booklist "Classic comedy." --Publishers Weekly "Rib-tickling." --School Library Journal
show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Full colour
  • 0553513370
  • 9780553513370
  • 704,368

Review quote

"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."-- Kirkus Reviews starred review "The temperature may be below freezing, but the snark level is cranked up high
in this collaboration between funnymen John and Smith."-- Horn Book starred review
show more

About Jory John

JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You!, Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already!. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama. For six years, Jory taught writing at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco.

LANE SMITH has written and illustrated a number of novels and picture books for children, including two Caldecott Honor titles and four New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards. He was a 2014 recipient of a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award and was named an Honor Artist by the Eric Carle Museum. He lives with his wife, book designer Molly Leach, in rural Connecticut.
show more

Rating details

2,453 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 42% (1,028)
4 36% (879)
3 16% (383)
2 5% (113)
1 2% (50)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X