Meet Mr. Penguin: adventurer (and penguin). He has a dashing hat. A battered satchel. And a kung-fu spider sidekick. Now he just needs an adventure!
★ “Lighthearted and humorous…. The short chapters and riotous plot will easily win this series starter fans, especially among Inspector Flytrap devotees.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
When Bouddica Bones from the Museum of Extraordinary Objects calls for help, Mr. Penguin swings into action. Can he and Colin the spider find the museum’s missing treasure before bandits do? Or is this the adventure Mr. Penguin should have never answered?
This quirky, slapstick story from Alex T. Smith, author-illustrator of the popular Claude series, is sure to delight young readers looking for adventure and a laugh. Black and orange illustrations throughout.
★ “Lighthearted and humorous… The two-tone illustrations, in orange and black, are comical and elevate Mr. Penguin’s antics and worries… The short chapters and riotous plot will easily win this series starter fans, especially among Inspector Flytrap devotees.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“Slapstick humor and satire combine to create lots of laughs. Memorable, quirky characters are depicted in detailed, intricate illustrations that add to the over-the-top comedy.… Fresh and funny, fans of the author’s “Claude” series will be delighted to meet Mr. Penguin and companions in this new series opener…” —School Library Journal
“Quirky, sharply illustrated… A plot twist and strategic pops of orange among detailed drawings are sure to pull readers along… For fans of the author’s Claude series who are looking for a longer chapter book.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Amusing… Mr. Penguin is delightful….whimsical and silly…a fun and funny adventure.” —Foreword Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2020
Cybils (finalist, Early Chapter Books) —Cybils, 2019
Top 10 Books for Kids —New York Public Library, 2019
Beehive Award (Children’s Fiction Nominee) —Children’s Literature Association of Utah, 2021
AR Level: 5.6
F&P: Q, Gr 4, Genre F
Themes: Adventure, Problem-Solving, Mystery
BISAC 1: JUV001000 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV045000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books