Parcel For Penguin
24pp., hbk., RRP $A14.99
Down in the icy wastelands, Penguin and his friends are trying to keep warm when a surprise parcel arrives from Gorilla. What could be in it?
Young readers will delight in joining Penguin in trying to use the clues to guess what is in it and will be delighted when it is revealed.
This is the first in a series of stories on the theme that are coming for our littlest readers – Parcel for Gorilla will be out in May, followed by Parcel for Koala in July – each following a similar theme so they can not only predict the plot but also learn about applying what they know to solving the puzzle. If Penguin’s parcel is too hard to be a scarf, too cold to be a hot water bottle and not boofy enough to be a blanket, what does its shape suggest? They will love being part of the storytelling showing that they have power over the printed word, a key factor in becoming a reader.