Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure (#1)

Author(s): Alex T. Smith

Junior Fiction

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.

Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.

It has been weeks since Mr Penguin's last adventure and he's been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings!

Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle...

'Addictive slapstick' - The Guardian
'The perfect introduction to mystery stories' - The Scotsman

Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in June 2018. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator.

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Kieran's Review:

Mr. Penguin is an adventurer. Well, he's trying to be. It's his first day on the job and the adventures aren't piling up like he'd thought they would. That is, until he gets a call from the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. Museum owner Boudicca Bones has a treasure for him to find. Together with his top hat wearing, mute and freakishly strong spider friend, Colin, Mr. Penguin sets out for the museum, eager to complete his very first adventure!

The treasure won't be easy to find, however. The museum holds many secrets and it's Mr. Penguin's job to navigate his way through them all, no matter how dangerous they may be. He'll need to rely on his sharp wits and deduction skills, and most importantly, the fish finger sandwich he packed himself for lunch. Nevertheless, Mr Penguin is up to the task, even if he does miss a few clues along the way.

A delightfully fun adventure story that will appeal to fans of Geronimo Stilton, especially if they're ready for a slightly trickier read. Vibrant and funny characters mixed with some clever wordplay and a mystery full of twists and turns makes for an action-packed and enjoyable read. Perfect for kids aged 6+, and a great choice for reading to someone, even if they're a bit younger.
There are three books in the Mr. Penguin series so far and they are all brilliant!


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Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 20 languages worldwide, and is now on TV. Alex's newest series is the critically acclaimed and well-loved Mr Penguin. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award, the Children's Book of the World Illustration Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

General Fields

  • : 9781444932072
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : 0.34
  • : February 2018
  • : ---length:- '21.5'width:- '14'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex T. Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 208