All of the penguins are smart and sensible. All except, Percy, who is... well... not so perfect. Each day is a constant struggle for Percy to behave like everyone else. He’s just not serious in any way…which sometimes comes at the expense of others. He doesn’t mean any harm, he just wants to have fun. But when Percy leaves, things just aren’t the same without him and the other penguins soon realize there’s more to life than being perfect! This gentle moral story about the difference between being silly and going too far and upsetting other people features adorable penguin characters and is perfect for reading at bedtime with a family member or sharing in the classroom. Also includes a set of supporting notes for parents and teachers with questions to encourage discussion of the themes in the book, either at home or in the classroom.
Steve Smallman has been illustrating children's books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.
Steve Smallman has been illustrating children’s books for 20 years and started writing for children 10 years ago. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children’s Book award for his book 'Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater'.