This is currently Smallest’s favourite book. She adores the interactivity of the paper engineering (as it is described on the book itself). It goes far beyond a standard pop up book with tabs folding in various directions, doors that open and close, lights that turn on and off, and of course, the penguin.
Because it isn’t just the playing with it that captivates her. The story does it too. It’s irresistible, a story of friendship in the most unlikely places, of loss and of redemption, if that doesn’t sound too grand for a picture book aimed at two, three or four year olds. And much as she enjoys the playing, the page she returns to time after time is the one where the friends find each other and share a big hug.
And to be honest, you can’t go far wrong with that. At the moment, the penguin is our bedtime companion, and I’m quite happy with that.
Disclosure we were fortunate to be supplied this free for review, the amazon link above is an affiliate link.