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.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful story to read to toddlers, we originally saw the animation before the book, and the book was not a disapointment at all. We have all four books with this little boy in it and we read them all at least two times a day. Oliver Jeffers is a fantastic story writer.
love this board book it was big and very sturdy. This is a favorite story for my 5 year old daughter and I. So much so that we bought it for a christmas gift to her teacher so that it could be added to the JK classroom collection.
One of the greatest children's books ever crafted. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is powerful and uplifting. A favourite in our house for many years and one of our "go to" gifts for other children.