Duck and Penguin are sometimes friends, and they’re back in another laugh-out-loud look into the secret world of toys.
Giggly best friends Betty and Maud are excited for a fun night of fizzy pop, cute PJs, and snuggly sleeping bags. Their fluffy companions Duck and Penguin, however, do NOT like sleepovers. If there’s anything they dislike more than dressing up in onesies, it’s cozying up together in a teeny-weeny tiny tent. But when Betty and Maud run inside after drinking too much fizzy pop, Duck and Penguin have to brave the dark night together, and they have the strangest feeling that something is watching them…
This hilarious follow-up to Duck and Penguin Are NOT Friends tackles the anxieties of sleepovers and sustaining new friendships. Author-illustrator Julia Woolf contrasts the energetic text and lively depictions of Betty and Maud with the adorably grouchy expressions of Duck and Penguin. Perfect for children navigating the uncomfortable experiences that come with growing up, Duck and Penguin Do NOT Like Sleepovers is a relatable, reassuring tale that’s guaranteed to become a bedtime favorite.
If your little one is feeling a bit apprehensive about their first sleepover, check out these five activity ideas for a memorable, anxiety-free night of fun!
Sneak a peek at the sleepover fun that Duck and Penguin are NOT having in this sidesplitting excerpt!
“The appealing illustrations are lively and expressive…Young readers will awaken to the idea that sleepovers aren’t for everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The text describing the girls’ clueless behavior is juxtaposed with comically grumpy stuffed animals….the story offers discussion openers for young ones who have not quite figured out whether or not they enjoy sleepovers.” —School Library Journal
Laugh along with Duck and Penguin this September at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our brand-new Fall 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles coming to Peachtree this season in paperback!