Blown Away by Rob Biddulph


A worthy winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, this book is filled with crisp illustrations which tell the story beautifully.  Taking a walk through the book without reading any text is the first thing I do, adding the words on the second walk through makes the story come to life.

Penguin Blue has a new kite and wants to try it out but it’s a little too windy.  He’s blown away and his friends grab the string to try and save him.  They all end up flying over the ocean until they land in the jungle.  It soon becomes too hot there so they need to come up with a plan which will take them home.

I loved the simple rhyme in this book.  It will appeal to children from an early age and is an excellent read aloud.  I already have it pencilled in for a ‘Library Lunch’; read the story followed by a craft activity which will be making a kite for their penguin.


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