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Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers
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Duck and Penguin Do NOT Like Sleepovers

by Julia Woolf

A rib-tickling romp about the thrills and anxieties of sleepovers, starring two cranky stuffed animals and their super eager best-friend owners. A perfect bedtime read-aloud!

“The real stars here are the exquisitely expressive lead characters, who elevate sleepover phobia to an art form.” —Publishers Weekly

Duck and Penguin do not like sleepovers, despite what their owners, Betty and Maud, might have you think. They do not like snuggly sleeping bags, they do not like super-soft pillows, and they ESPECIALLY do NOT like being extra cozy together in a teeny-weeny tiny tent!

But when Betty and Maud abandon Duck and Penguin outside, Duck and Penguin have no choice but to stick together. The dark outside is full of strange noises, after all, and they have the oddest feeling that…something…is watching them.

This companion to Duck & Penguin Are NOT Friends is a laugh-out-loud tale about the secret world of toys from author-illustrator Julia Woolf. With a relatable topic and hilarious illustrations, it’s sure to have children begging for multiple reads.

Also by Julia Woolf:
Duck & Penguin Are NOT Friends

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-201-7
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre F
Lexile: 480L
Themes: Sleepovers, Friendship, Playdates, Humor
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION/Social Themes/Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play


“The appealing illustrations are lively and expressive.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Digitally colored vignettes have lovely layered textures and subtleties of color, but the real stars here are the exquisitely expressive lead characters, who elevate sleepover phobia to an art form.” —Publishers Weekly

“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

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Julia Woolf

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.