Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori – Review


We recently received a gorgeous new picture book from Bloomsbury Publishing…

dragon loves penguinDragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori
It’s bedtime in the land of ice and snow.
“Night, night,” says Bib’s mummy.
“Sleep tight,” says Bib’s daddy.
But Bib has a better plan.
“Please,” says Bib, “can I have a story? The one about dragons.”

And so begins the heartwarming tale of a dragon in need of an egg and an abandoned egg in need of a mummy. It seems like the perfect fit, but what happens when that egg hatches and the little baby doesn’t look like all the other dragons (in fact, he looks remarkably like a penguin)? Of course, his mummy loves him no matter what. But the other babies aren’t so sure. Little do they know that being different can be good and soon their little feathered friend is saving the day.

If you’ve read any of Debi Gliori’s books before, you will immediately recognise her voice and style running through this. I hadn’t paid much attention to the fact the she was the author, until I’d read it, and it gave me that warm, cuddly feeling that put me in mind of No Matter What and Stormy Weather, and then I realised that it was another of her books!

As always, the illustrations are beautiful and sweet…

dragon loves penguin 1

dragon loves penguin 2

Boo enjoys this book, so much so that she chose it as one of only two she took on our recent weekend away. With love, acceptance and resilience at it’s heart, it’s a story of the very best type of mothers, and childhoods to be proud of. And I do love that little penguin…!

Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for sending us a copy to review.

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