Be Brave Little Penguin
By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
A feel-good, rhyming story about a little penguin who learns to overcome his fears, from the creative duo behind the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance.
Be Brave Little Penguin is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of the bestselling Giraffe's Can't Dance. Written in true Giles Andreae style, this feel-good rhyming story portrays a positive message about confidence and self-esteem.
Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!
Illustrated with humour and warmth by Guy Parker Rees, this touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.
Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:
'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph
'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent
'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior
Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, these include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.
- Other details
- Publication date:
12 Jan 2017
- Page count:
Sweet little story, showing young readers that fear is OK, and you will overcome that fear — Bookwitch
A tale of facing those monsters and finding that it's fun to swim free. — The Glasgow Herald
A glorious rhyming text is perfectly supported by bright, joyful illustrations that burst off the page and caputre the mood of the text so well. A gentle story, full of love and humour, with a very positive message that someitmes we all need is a little gentlre encouragement and a big heart to help us be brave and overcome our fears. — The School Librarian