Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin" says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. "Can't you talk?" says Ben. Penguin says nothing.
Polly Dunbar is one of the brightest new talents in the world of children's books. The author-illustrator of Flyaway Katie (9781844285174) and Dog Blue (9781844285143), she also illustrated Shoe Baby (9781406301618), by her mother Joyce Dunbar, My Dad's a Birdman (9781406304862) by David Almond, and Here's a Little Poem (9781844287536) by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Polly co-runs a touring puppet company called Long Nose Puppets and was selected as the 2006 National Children's Book Week artist. She lives in Brighton.