Walker Books

Walker Books – Penguin (Paperback Picture Book)

Walker Books

Walker Books – Penguin (Paperback Picture Book)


Product Code: WB107

Age: 3y+

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Walker Books – Penguin (Paperback Picture Book)

A penguin turns out to be the perfect present in this beautiful 10th anniversary edition of an award-winning classic.

A stunning 10th anniversary edition of a modern classic from Polly Dunbar, the creator of Hello Tilly. This is the story of Ben, who couldn’t be more delighted to find a penguin friend inside his present. “Hello, Penguin!” he says. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin, pulls his funniest face, puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance … but still Penguin says nothing. It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks – and, when he does, Ben discovers that some things are worth the wait. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the winner of numerous other awards, this is a beautiful edition to share and treasure with a foreword and gorgeous gold foil on the cover and spine.


“This heart-warming book conjures imagination, anger, danger and love, while encouraging small children to remember events, read pictures and laugh” – The Sunday Times

Paperback: 40 pages

ISBN: 9781406373318

Dimensions: 26 x 0.5 x 21.5 cm

Written and illustrated by: Polly Dunbar

About the Author:

Polly DunbarPolly Dunbar graduated from Brighton Art School in 1999 where she studied illustration. Polly still lives and works in Brighton. Author and illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie. Polly is the daughter of the distinguished author Joyce Dunbar who she collaborated with on the picture book Shoe Baby. She is the illustrator of My Dad’s a Birdman and The boy who climbed into the Moon, both written by David Almond. Polly also illustrated Here’s a Little Poem, an anthology of poems for very young children. Her best selling book Penguin won the Nestle Silver award 2007, The Book trust early Years award 2007, The Red house award 2008 and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly is the author and illustrator of Tilly and Friends, a humorous and colourful series of six books following the escapades of a little girl and her animal friends who all live together in a little yellow house.

Polly is the co-founder of Long Nose puppets, an award winning puppet company, they have made successful adaptations of the books Shoe Baby, Fly Away Katie and Penguin. Long Nose Puppets are currently touring the UK.