A cumulative ice-fishing mystery, featuring a grumpy penguin, a troupe of curious animals, and a surprise ending. An ice-fishing penguin grows increasingly aggravated as his line fails to attract fish, but instead attracts a cast of curiously chatty polar characters. Hilariously expressive animals and their repetitive questions dramatically accumulate until finally, in the climactic finale, the penguin hears something under the water, and everyone silences for the big reveal. A fast-paced and entertaining read-aloud that provides ample opportunity for character voices and multiple punchlines. Children will wager predictions throughout, and crack up at the clever, surprise ending!
Jean Gourounas is a French author-illustrator based in Saint-Etienne, France. He studied graphic design and worked as a graphic designer after university. He has written and illustrated over 15 children’s books in France, but this is his first book in English.