Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure (Hardcover)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Mr. Penguin series.
Dashing detective Mr. Penguin and his Adventuring gang are in for a wild ride when they're hired to find a treasure before bandits do! From Alex T. Smith's delightfully illustrated, mystery-detective series.
When Bouddica Bones from the Museum of Extraordinary Objects calls for help in locating prized valuables, Mr. Penguin and his kung fu spider sidekick, Colin, swing into action. Following a map and clues, Mr. Penguin stumbles onto secret staircases, alligators, and falling toilets.
Things really take a turn for the worse when Mr. Penguin learns the real crooks are closer to snatching the loot than he thought! Can Mr. Penguin foil this perilous plot and get home in time for a fish finger sandwich?
Alex T. Smith's Mr. Penguin is a page-turning, illustrated middle grade series that is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure and major laughs. Two color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Alex T. Smith briefly considered careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, but finally decided to become an illustrator. He earned a first-class honors degree in Illustration from Coventry University and went on to create the award-winning Claude series which has been developed as an animated TV show. When he isn't doodling in his sketchbook, Alex can be found people-watching and eavesdropping. He lives in England with two very tiny and naughty dogs.
"Quirky, sharply illustrated. . . A plot twist and strategic pops of orange among detailed drawings are sure to pull readers along. . . For fans of the author's Claude series who are looking for a longer chapter book."—Kirkus Reviews
"Slapstick humor and satire combine to create lots of laughs. Memorable, quirky characters are depicted in detailed, intricate illustrations that add to the over-the-top comedy.. . . Fresh and funny, fans of the author's "Claude" series will be delighted to meet Mr. Penguin and companions in this new series opener. . . " —School Library Journal
★ "Lighthearted and humorous. . . The two-tone illustrations, in orange and black, are comical and elevate Mr.Penguin's antics and worries. . . The short chapters and riotous plot will easily win this series starter fans, especially among Inspector Flytrap devotees." —Booklist, Starred Review