Friday, 11 November 2016

A penguin in the jungle?

NZ Writer and Illustrator 
Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton
ABC Books, 2016  $30.00hb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 7333 3517 4
Themes: Antarctica/ Homes/ Jungles   
There are monkeys and jaguars, parrots and crocodiles all living happily in the jungle – and of course there are no penguins because penguins live in the Antarctic. But wait. There is a penguin in this jungle and her name is Gwendolyn – a rather discontented penguin who thinks she would really rather live in the Antarctic with all the other penguins.  A story about finding your true heart’s desire and about being comfortable in your surroundings.  There is much to think about and to look at in this very unusual story. The children with whom I shared it all LOVED it and that is always a very good feeling for the storyteller.
Preschool up/ Age 3 up  

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