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Review: The Journey of the Penguin

January 12, 2016

The Journey of the Penguin


The Journey of the Penguin by Emiliano Ponzi is a beautifully bound and illustrated picture book for book lovers of all ages.  Without any words, Ponzi imagines the journey a lonely penguin makes from Antarctica to London where it spots an advertisement for a new publishing company seeking a mascot.  The penguin performs well at the audition and gets the job, forever changing its life.

Published to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books, The Journey of the Penguin is sure to be a collector’s classic.  Ponzi does a wonderful job telling the story though his illustrations.  I read through it quickly the first time and then went back to savor each picture.  This would make a great gift for the book lovers in your life.

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
18 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2016 6:27 am

    This does look like a great gift. If I were a penguin, I think I’d way rather live in London than Antarctica.

  2. January 12, 2016 7:12 am

    What a cute book! I know the book lover in me wants a copy!

  3. January 12, 2016 7:36 am

    What a good concept – one I’d like for sure.

  4. January 12, 2016 7:41 am

    I must get this for my daughter. And my husband. Major penguin people over here!

  5. January 12, 2016 8:41 am

    What a nice combination of fancy and fact (the penguin mascot I mean)

  6. Patty permalink
    January 12, 2016 10:16 am

    The cover alone is lovely! I love books like this!

  7. January 12, 2016 10:48 am

    This looks and sound like a beautiful book, Kathy.

  8. January 12, 2016 11:08 am

    I love penguins and think I would enjoy flipping through this lovely book. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  9. January 12, 2016 11:21 am

    I love books like this! I am adding it to my wish list for Mouse. We have such fun with books like this, making up stories together. And the artwork looks gorgeous. Thank you for mentioning it!

  10. January 12, 2016 1:24 pm

    What fun! Thanks for sharing…and enjoy keeping it for your coffee table.

  11. January 12, 2016 2:12 pm

    There are book and Penguin lovers I know who would love this book.

  12. lemon123 permalink
    January 12, 2016 3:34 pm

    I would love to see the illustrations.

  13. January 12, 2016 11:28 pm

    This sounds adorable and a fun one to flip through.

  14. January 13, 2016 10:57 pm

    So cute!

  15. January 14, 2016 10:30 am

    This definitely sounds like a wonderful book! I will have to check it out.

  16. Beth F permalink
    January 14, 2016 12:00 pm

    Sounds adorable.

  17. bookingmama permalink
    January 14, 2016 7:18 pm

    This was a cute one! Some of the illustrations were precious.

  18. January 19, 2016 2:50 pm

    Cute! My son loves penguins – I should get this book for him.

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