The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends
Publisher: Andersen Press
Maud and Betty are the best of friends, so it only stands to reason that their favourite toys will be, too – doesn't it?!
Actually, it turns out that toy Duck and toy Penguin are definitely NOT friends. They do not want to swing together. They do not want to cook together. They most certainly do NOT want to play baby dolls together...
This picture book will have you and your child giggling away, mainly on account of the superb expressions of disdain and distaste on Duck and Penguin's faces as they are forced to spend time together by their owners.
Underneath all the grumblings, there is also a welcome message about getting along with people that you don't think you like – and that, often, you'll have more things in common than you thought. Even if you're never going to be the best of friends, it doesn't mean you have to be the worst of enemies!
Funny and full of insight, this is the perfect picture book for celebrating the ins and outs of friendship.