From the creative mind of award-winning author and illustrator Alex T. Smith (creator of the Claude series) comes the quirky and lovable new protagonist Mr. Penguin and his cast of eccentric friends in Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure.
Mr. Penguin has his dashing hat, his battered satchel, and his packed lunch of fish finger sandwiches. Now he just needs an adventure! So when Boudicca Bones from the Museum of Extraordinary Objects calls for help to find her great-great-great-grandfather’s buried treasure that was hidden in the museum, Mr. Penguin springs into action! Can he and his kung fu-loving silent sidekick Colin the Spider find the missing treasure before bandits do, or is this a quest Mr. Penguin should never have taken?
Full of adventure, mystery, and plenty of humor, this page-turning story will thrill reluctant and transitioning readers looking for fun. Fans of Indiana Jones and the Detective Gordon series, as well as older fans of the Claude series, will be on the edge of their seats wondering what adventures await Mr. Penguin next.
Check out these downloadable Activity Sheets for young readers just getting to know Mr. Penguin!
“Lighthearted and humorous… The two-tone illustrations, in orange and black, are comical and elevate Mr. Penguin’s antics and worries… The short chapters and riotous plot will easily win this series starter fans, especially among Inspector Flytrap devotees.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“Slapstick humor and satire combine to create lots of laughs. Memorable, quirky characters are depicted in detailed, intricate illustrations that add to the over-the-top comedy.… Fresh and funny, fans of the author’s “Claude” series will be delighted to meet Mr. Penguin and companions in this new series opener…” —School Library Journal
“Quirky, sharply illustrated… A plot twist and strategic pops of orange among detailed drawings are sure to pull readers along… For fans of the author’s Claude series who are looking for a longer chapter book.” —Kirkus Reviews
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