on July 2, 2006
My 6 month old daughter and I never get tired of Oliver Jeffers' beautiful, evocative illustrations and the simple story. There is a subtle humour and a relationship between the boy and his penguin friend that rings true, despite the delightfully fanciful story details.
on March 7, 2014
I love this book for myself! But the fact that I can read it to my 5 month and she stays for the whole thing says something about the book.
If is a sweet story of a boy and his penguin, the pictures are engaging and cute the words are short and sweet on each page to keep the interest up, it's sure to be a favourite along with all the others in this series in our house. I highly suggest this book, really really lovely.
on June 30, 2011
My 3, now 4 year old loves this book and so do I. The writing has some subtle humor and wit, and the clean modern illustrations are lovely to look at. It doesn't patronize young children yet tells a story of friendship, recognition of emotions, and loyalty. I've purchased several of Oliver Jeffers books now and really appreciate them. This one is so cute and would make a great gift to a 2-4 year old.
on November 21, 2014
An absolutely beautiful book... Jeffers is a spectacular storyteller, visually and through his text. Great for children, and for grown-ups too! The book is the perfect size for small hands, and as a board-book it is sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear you'd expect from being a well-loved book in a home with young children.