Penguin Problems
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Penguin Problems

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Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there's snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No - it's not easy being a penguin!

The New York Times called Penguin Problems both "funny and acerbic," the London Evening Standard declared it to be "hilarious," and the Observer proclaimed, "A philosophy manual for readers of all ages ... wonderfully original."

In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and the multi-award winning Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ... and it isn't all fun and games! Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic. For starters, it is freezing. Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? A feel-good read-aloud for readers of all ages, and the perfect Christmas gift.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 217 x 280 x 4mm | 180g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. num. col. ills.
  • 1406379158
  • 9781406379150
  • 12,067

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"Quirky and funny, and with a memorable message, this picture book is amusingly different." * Carousel * A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages is provided by the wonderfully original Penguin Problems [...] Lane Smith makes his penguins look like worried clones, which adds to the humour of the whole. * Observer * "Lane Smith's stylish illustrations brilliantly capture universal emotions of loneliness, isolation and the widespread feeling of being `different'." * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading * "What a frostily fantastic book. A philosophical gem" * My Book Corner blog *
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About Jory John

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco, USA. Find Jory online at joryjohn.com and on Twitter as @joryjohn.

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a number of novels and picture books for children, including two Caldecott Honor titles, Grandpa Green and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Stories. 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 Connecticut, USA. Find Lane online at lanesmithbooks.com.
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Rating details

7 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
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