Penguin Problems

By Jory John

Illustrated by Lane Smith

Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there’s snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No – it’s not easy being a penguin!

In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ... and it isn't all fun and games! Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? This book is sure to tickle all funny bones, and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud, too!

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406375992
  • Published: 03 Nov 2016
  • Price: £11.99
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  • Size: 279 x 216 mm
  • Pages: 32

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'This book exudes humour both verbal and visual but put together the result is sheer gigglesome comedic delight at every turn of the page.' Red Reading Hub

'“Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There’s too much snow, it’s too cold, the sea has too many dangerous creatures in it, everyone looks the same. In fact, there seems to be no end to the problems facing a young penguin! But all is not as completely hopeless it seems. A wise walrus offers good advice and Penguin begins to feel that the world is not quite as hopeless as he had thought. Lane Smith’s stylish illustrations brilliantly capture universal emotions of loneliness, isolation and the widespread feeling of being ‘different’.”' Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016, LoveReading

'“[…] may well appeal to young adults more than it does to junior infants but is fiendishly cute all the same.”' The Irish Times

'“[…] hilarious […] an Antarctic take on A Christmas Carol featuring a dissatisfied penguin and a wise walrus who sets him right.”' Evening Standard

'A sweet and tongue-in-cheek story about remembering all the good things in our lives and trying not to worry too much, this stylish picture book has a Jon Klassen feel to its language and a positive message for little worriers.' BookTrust

'“Quirky and funny, and with a memorable message, this picture book is amusingly different.”' Carousel

'A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages is provided by the wonderfully original Penguin Problems […] Lane Smith makes his penguins look like worried clones, which adds to the humour of the whole.' Observer

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