Penguin Huddle

by Ross Montgomery (Author) Sarah Warburton (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A merry band of penguins ventures out of the Antarctic and into the adventure of a lifetime in a quirky, rainbow-bright tale of friendship and community building.

All day long the penguin colony plays and plays, and when the sun goes down and the night grows cold and dark, they squeeze and squish together ("penguin huddle!") to stay warm and snug. But one morning, after a freezing gale, the penguins find themselves stuck, frozen together like a giant penguin ice pop. When no one in the Antarctic can unstick them ("penguin muddle!"), Pipsqueak, the smallest penguin of all, leads his fellows out of their snowy home to a city across the sea in search of help. Whimsical adventures ensue in this global giggle-fest teeming with colorful details--a warm, wintry treat for fans of penguins, playful antics, and celebratory cuddles.

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A gleeful ode to friendship and problem-solving.

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A silly, chilly calamity unfolds in the South Pole. . . . The penguins' wide eyes are incredibly expressive, imbuing their hijinks with hilarity, and there's plenty of fun vocab sprinkled through. . . . A gleeful ode to friendship and problem-solving. —Kirkus Reviews
Ross Montgomery
Ross Montgomery is the award-winning author of Ten Delicious Teachers, illustrated by Sarah Warburton; Space Tortoise and The Building Boy, both illustrated by David Litchfield; and several highly acclaimed novels. He lives in London.

Sarah Warburton is the illustrator of Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery, the Princess series by Caryl Hart, and many other picture books. She lives in England.
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Publication date
October 03, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
JUV002380 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Penguins
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