Little Penguin's New Friend

Tadgh Bentley (Author)


The first I Can Read book featuring beloved picture book character Little Penguin, star of Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups--a laugh-out-loud romp

For new readers who are fans of Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie series and Adam Rubin's Dragons Love Tacos.

A polar bear is coming to visit Little Penguin has never met a polar bear, but his friends have heard they are scary, with sharp teeth and terrifying roars--and that they tell very bad jokes.

But Little Penguin knows you can't believe everything you hear, right?

Little Penguin's New Friend is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

$4.99  $4.59
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
5.8 X 0.3 X 8.8 inches | 0.16 pounds
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About the Author

Tadgh Bentley is a picture book author and illustrator originally from the UK, now living in the Hocking Hills of Ohio with his wife, Emily, and puppy, Atticus. He is also the author-illustrator of Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups; Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner; and Little Penguin and the Lollipop. You can visit him online at


Praise for LITTLE PENGUIN STAYS AWAKE: "A meritorious and entertaining participatory tale."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP: "A worthy and attractive story of going the extra yard to say you are sorry."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for LITTLE PENGUIN GETS THE HICCUPS: "Heart-meltingly adorable...[a] rollicking hiccup tale."--Booklist
Praise for LITTLE PENGUIN GETS THE HICCUPS: "Children will love the audience participation and the chance to get noisy during storytime."--School Library Journal
Praise for SAMSON: "Not your usual fish tale!...Young readers will be hooked."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SAMSON: "A tasty morsel."--Publishers Weekly
"A humorous look at the powerful effect of preconceived notions."--Kirkus Reviews