For younger children
The Little Penguin
By Giles Andreae
This is a story about a penguin that is too afraid to swim, but it’s also a story about being brave. If you’ve ever been too scared to get into the swimming pool, then this is also a story for you.
Little penguin is terrified of water and doesn’t want to jump into the sea. He thinks that the water may be too cold, or too dark – or what if there’s a scary monster lurking around!? Luckily mummy penguin finds a way to reassure little penguin and to help him discover the “Wonder and delight that every penguin’s heart is born to know” when he does, finally, swim.
Little Penguin is part of a new series called World of Happy by Giles Andreae, the author of Purple Ronnie and Edmond Monkton, and each of the small books tackles a different issue such as being yourself, being nice, happiness – and just having fun.
Published by Egmont Press
For Older Kids
Jack’s Fantastic Voyage
By Michael Foreman
Jack’s grandfather is an old sea captain and Jack loves to hear his stories of daring and bravado when he goes to stay with him in the summer months.
However, the other children don’t believe that his grandfather has ever been to sea and Jack begins to doubt the stories he tells. But one night, when Jack’s grandfather is telling his latest adventure, a storm begins to blow and before Jack knows what’s happening, he is steering an old wooden ship through strange seas.
Soon Jack and his grandfather are sailing through both dangers and wonderful sights on a proper seafaring adventure!
This is a great story full of strange sea creatures, sailing boats and adventure!
Published by Andersen Press
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