Author: Polly Dunbar
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Published: Walker Books 2007
Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. “Hello, Penguin!” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. “Can’t you talk?” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks … and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait.
Cross curricular: DT, pshe
Themes: speaking and listening, shy, penguins, rockets
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