Penguin in Peril (Hardcover)

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By Helen Hancocks, Helen Hancocks (Illustrator)
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Description


Three hungry cats. One little penguin. The odds don t look good.
With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats steal a penguin to catch them fish. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape, gets mistaken for a nun and a waiter, then finds his way safely home. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and sent to jail for a lifetime of gruel. Deftly told and beautifully illustrated by exciting debut author-illustrator Helen Hancocks.

About the Author


Helen Hancocks graduated in 2011 with a degree in illustration and animation from Manchester School of Art. She uses a mixture of crayon, watercolor, ink, and pen, combined digitally. Her work often features cats. Helen Hancocks lives in Lincoln, England.

Praise For…


[A] sprightly author-illustrator debut... Graphic shapes in pencil and bold gouache colors not only make for striking compositions, they suggest humor in the simplest of ways. Clever details abound, like the underground map of the penguin’s escape via subway and the animals’ image-only dialogue bubbles.The penguin in peril prevails in this fresh and funny English import.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Hancocks’s artwork is first cousin to Maira Kalman’s, a series of cheerful gouaches in which grown-up metropolitan civilization is depicted with childlike charm. Cheeky humor crowds the pages; in the restaurant, the penguin joins a procession of formally dressed waiters into the dining room, holding the skeleton of the fish he’s just downed like a trophy.
—Publishers Weekly

This wacky tale by Helen Hancocks will keep little ones giggling.
—Parents Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763671594
ISBN-10: 0763671592
Publisher: Templar Books
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English