UK Writer and Illustrator
Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jarvis (Peter Jarvis)
Allen & Unwin 2015 $24.99hb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 8576 3492 4
Themes: Penguins/ Polar Bears/ Travelling
This is the story of a family of penguins (the Pilchard-Browns) who go off for a picnic in the chill of the South Pole and somehow get lost. In fact so lost they end up at the North Pole some 12,430 miles away. Fortunately they meet a well-travelled polar bear (Mr. White) who personally escorts them home through England, Italy, India, America and Australia. A great book to read to a group who will enjoy all the extra jokes, the chances to say ‘hello’ in various languages and the charm of the illustrations.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up