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Penguin Small

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

A new edition of the story of the last North Pole penguin, told by the master-storyteller Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

Penguin Small is a classic story by Mick Inkpen with a surprise giant fold-out page. It tells the story of the last North Pole penguin, who as it turns out was also the smallest penguin! He wants to join his friends in the South Pole, but he's afraid of the water. If only penguins could fly...

Penguin Small is a classic story with giant fold out pages, and as ever, vintage Inkpen illustrations for a fabulous story which explains why there are no penguins at the North Pole!

'A whale of a book.' - Independent.

Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.

Biographical Notes

Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444918212
  • Publication date: 01 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
More magical, micheivous storytelling from Mick Inkpen — Express & Echo (Exeter)
Every young child will relate to this vulnerable little penguin who gets into all sorts of trouble, but manages to come through in the end. A book for survivors! — Christian Family
Mick Inkpen has somehow turned a simple story into a great adventure, alternately funny and frightening — The Independent
Enthralling — Rochdale Observer
Besides being a lovely story which children will adore, Penguin Small is brimming with great illustrations ... Pure magic — Chronicle & Echo

A tale of a penguin who escapes the wrath of angry polar bears with the help of snowman who never melts and a wise and wondrous creature called a Neverwasanocerous.

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Full of optimism, light and adventure — The Guardian
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