When Grandad Was a Penguin

When Grandad Was a Penguin

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Last time I went to see Grandad, he seemed a little different.

What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Find out in this brilliantly funny and heartwarming story from talented author and illustrator, Morag Hood. Boys and girls alike will love the witty, sweet and brilliantly surreal depiction of everyday settings and situations in this fish-out-of-water story with a difference.

When Grandad was a Penguin is perfect for sharing with children (and grandads) young and old.

Morag Hood's artwork is gorgeously bold and stylish and her illustrative talent and keen eye for design won her a place as runner up in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Since graduating she has created such brilliant books as Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, I Am Bat and The Steves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 4mm | 197g
  • Two Hoots
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 150985097X
  • 9781509850976
  • 65,554

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Every detail here . . . is crisply brilliant, without a wasted word or line Times Literary Supplement
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Simple, comical illustrations tell the story beautifully * Reading Zone * lots to enjoy * The Book Bag * Laughs aplenty guaranteed * Books for Keeps * this picture book will give children lots to think and talk about and will also have them laughing out loud * Love Reading 4 Kids * Every detail here . . . is crisply brilliant, without a wasted word or line * Times Literary Supplement *
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About Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.
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Rating details

56 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 41% (23)
4 39% (22)
3 14% (8)
2 5% (3)
1 0% (0)
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