Age range: 3+
The Story: A sad looking penguin knocks on a boy’s door. The boy thinks that the penguin is lost so he takes him on a long journey back to the South Pole. On his way home the boy realises that the penguin was just lonely. So the boy goes back to find the penguin who has left the South Pole to go and find the boy.
There is a happy ending to this lovely story about friendship and the short text is supported by Oliver Jeffer’s beautifully drawn pictures. The book provides lots of scope for discussion about friendship and / or loneliness and the simple text is good for beginner readers.
Author / Illustrator – Oliver Jeffers