When Ben rips open his present, he finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin " he says. "What shall we play?" But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something -- or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Spare illustrations bring whimsy to this offbeat tale, in which a little boy gets his heart's desire.
Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of Arthur's Dreamboat and the bestselling picture book Penguin, winner of numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award. She is also the illustrator of My Dad's a Birdman, by David Almond, and Shoe Baby and Pat-a-Cake Baby, both written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly were made into an animations series, Tilly and Friends, as seen on Cbeebies. She is the co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, a children's theatre company. Polly lives in Brighton, Sussex. Find her online at www.pollydunbar.com and on Twitter as @PollyDunbar.