Monday, 4 February 2013

Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks (Templar Publishing)

We love cats but we know them all too well. As soon as our backs are turned, they're probably up to no good, usually in the pursuit of a full belly before another 16 hours of napping.

In Helen Hancock's brilliant debut children's book "Penguin in Peril" a trio of hungry moggies hatch the perfect plan - to kidnap a helpless penguin from the zoo in order to convince him to fill their larder with bucketloads of fish.

The penguin, however, has other ideas - and soon a haphazard and frenzied chase ensues as the penguin rushes to escape his feline kit-nappers.

A story with a breakneck pace, beautifully illustrated with tons of humour and wit, "Penguin in Peril" proves once again that Templar really do have an eye for talent and we'll be keeping our eye firmly on Helen in future!

Charlotte's best bit: Tracing the penguin's escape route back to the zoo through twisty little underground tunnels.

Daddy's favourite bit: The ultimate fate of the cats once captured. Serves them right :)

(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)