I received this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I was very excited about the opportunity to read The Big Penguin Party because I knew my girls would enjoy it. This book is a “Find Me If You Can Adventure” and is a collaborative effort from twin brothers Christian and Fabian Jeremies.
Grandma Penguin is celebrating her 90th birthday. All of her friends and relations have arrived to help her celebrate. Grandma has misplaced the pieces of her rainbow outfit, and she needs help finding them before the mayor arrives with a photographer.
The illustrations are the most important aspect of this story, and they do not disappoint. Each scene is packed with activity, making the task of finding the missing items a little tricky. There is an incredible amount of detail, and it was very enjoyable to see what all the penguins are doing as they prepare for the party. I really liked the artistic style; penguins have always been popular with children, and they were a great choice for the book.
I would recommend The Big Penguin Party. At the beginning of the book, the reader is introduced to several characters who will appear somewhere in each scene. This gives the reader more to look for in addition to the missing articles of clothing. Because the story is dependent upon the illustrations, you don’t have to be able to read to fully appreciate the story. This makes the story accessible to younger children, but older children will have fun searching as well. My girls loved this book, and I am looking forward to more books from the Jeremies brothers.