This story is not new but with the new cover reissue it’s time for new children to enjoy.

The story is about a boy and a penguin. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. He decides he will return the penguin to the South Pole so we follow his journey on his rowboat. Ultimately though home may not be the point of the story as the boy soon discovers.

Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.

This is a sweet book about friendship. The illustrations are lovely and colourful. A simple but powerful lesson about friendship and love.