Coming Fall 2019
Duck and Penguin Are NOT Friends
by Julia Woolf
A humorous and ironic look at building friendship on your own terms
Duck and Penguin are not friends, despite what Betty and Maud might have you think. They do not want to swing together, build sandcastles together, and they certainly do not want to play baby dolls together! Friendship is a choice, and being forced to play with someone you haven’t chosen isn’t always fun. Duck and Penguin will let you know when they’re ready to be friends, thank-you-very-much.
This laugh out loud tale about the secret world of toys from author-illustrator Julia Woolf makes the perfect read-aloud with a relatable topic and hilarious illustrations that will have children begging for multiple reads.
Publication Date: 9/1/2019
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Themes: Friendship, Play Dates, Conflict Resolution, Identity
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION/Social Themes/Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
“The energetic, expressive, and childlike illustrations will elicit chuckles…incorporated onomatopoeic words reinforce their displeasure…. the toys bring the point home.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The text is keenly funny…kids will snicker at the crayon-like lines that are the hilarious and furious eyebrows of Duck and Penguin as they’re subjected to activities they dislike. This readaloud is pure whimsical fun.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
Julia Woolf has worked for twenty years in animation, including twelve years at Dreamworks in the US. She obtained her MA in Children’s Book Illustration in Cambridge at Anglia Ruskin University. She lives in England, close to the countryside, woods, and seaside—a prime area for sketching. You can visit her website here.