Be Brave Little Penguin

Be Brave Little Penguin

By Author / Illustrator

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees



Age range(s)



Hachette Children's Group




Paperback / softback




A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!

This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.

Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:

'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph

'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent

'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior



A beautiful narrative, immersive images with a heart warming message, Be Brave Little Penguin doesn't fail to deliver. From the creators of best selling Giraffes Can't Dance comes a new picture book. Be Brave Little Penguin tells the story of a lovely little penguin - Pip - who would love to fit in and play with all his friends, except that he is afraid of water. Pip must learn to overcome his fear and learn to be brave if he to ever finally make that leap. With colourful and engaging images, this picture book will have children's full attention from start to finish. The use of adjectives 'there were fat ones, there were thin ones' are excellent in developing language in young people and encouraging them to use these adjectives in the world around them. My children loved yelling out 'SPLASH' and cheering as Pip finally works up the courage to jump. I particularly loved the change in narrative of this story from Pip explaining and describing all the things in the water that he is afraid of - 'what if there are monsters?' - to his mother changing his perspective and encouraging him to view the water from a different point of view - 'what if now you try to think of it like this...?'. This narrative technique will appeal to all parents and teach even adults how all we need to do is change our perspective to overcome a challenge. This is an irresistible story that shows all you need to overcome fear, is sometimes just a little bit of encouragement. Picture book / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Joanna Hewish, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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