A charming and playful picture book told with humour and heart from the brilliant team behind Ten Delicious Teachers.
The penguin pack play all day long. And when the sun goes down, and the night grows cold and dark…“PENGUIN HUDDLE!” The penguins squeeze and squish together to stay warm and cosy. But one night, there is a freezing gale. And the next morning … the penguins are stuck! They are frozen together like a giant penguin ice pop. What a penguin MUDDLE! Nobody in the Antarctic can figure out how to unstick them. But Pipsqueak, the smallest penguin of them all, has a brilliant idea... They must adventure out of their snowy home to a vibrant city across the great, gleaming ocean to solve their penguin puzzle.
This light-hearted tale of jolly penguins big and small is a celebration of friendship, community spirit and helping those in trouble.
Ross Montgomery is the author of the picture books Ten Delicious Teachers, illustrated by Sarah Warburton, which won the Bishop Stortford Picture Book Award and was Highly Commended for the Teach Early Years Award, Space Tortoise, illustrated by David Litchfield, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal and selected as one of the Guardian's best new books for children 2018, as well as the middle-grade fiction titles, Max and the Millions and Christmas Dinner of Souls, both with illustrations by David Litchfield. His debut novel, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, was nominated for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year and the Branford Boase Award. His novel The Midnight Guardians was the Waterstones Children's Book of the Month. It was also selected as one of The Sunday Times' “Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics”. His books have also been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their cat, called Fun Bobby. Find him online at rossmontgomery.co.uk and on Twitter and Instagram as @mossmontmomery.
Sarah Warburton is an illustrator of Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery, which won the Bishop Stortford Picture Book Award and was Highly Commended for the Teach Early Years Award, the Princess series by Caryl Hart, the Twinkle series by Katharine Holabird, and the bestselling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Dinosaurs in my School, My Adventure Island and Pirates in the Supermarket, all by Timothy Knapman, and Daddy Lion's Tea Party, Man and the Won't Go To Bed Show, and Mabel and Me all written by Mark Sperring. Sarah lives in Bristol with her family. Find her online at sarahwarburtonillustrations.co.uk and on Instagram as s_warburton_ish_ and Twitter as @SarahWarbie
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Enchanting, heartwarming and fun, this will be my winter assembly read aloud. The cover illustration is my favourite but the entire book is full of colour, detail and charm.
My Shelves are Full
A charming and playful picture book told with humour and heart
This is a cracking tale of friendship, community and helping those in trouble that will surely melt the hearts of young audiences and the readers aloud who share it with them, be they huddled, cuddled or snuggled.
Red Reading Hub
[…]delightful comic celebration of community […] Penguin Huddle is full of surprises, and Warburton’s penguin portraits packed with character.
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