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Penguin Post Hardcover – Oct 2002

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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; First Edition (UK) edition (Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 015216765X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152167653
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 24.4 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,267,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Debi Gliori is the writer and illustrator of over seventy picture books and novels for children of all ages, including the much-loved 'No Matter What' and the Pure Dead series, recently optioned by Aardman. Ever since she could hold a pencil in her left hand, Debi has loved to draw pictures and make up stories. Nowadays, she works in her light-drenched garden shedquarters, surrounded by books and paints and one inflatable crocodile. A large percentage of Debi's time is spent dreaming up new ideas that she can turn into books. She lives outside Edinburgh with her partner and five children.

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A wonderfully original, heart-warming story featuring a resourceful and loveable penguin. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Special Delivery!" called Milo.
"For us?" said Milo's dad.
"I love surprises in the post.
Let's unwrap it."

"I think it's unwrapping
itself," said Milo. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a great book with fantastic illustrations by the ever wonderful Debbie Gliori. Milo is a little penguin whose family run the North Pole post office. They are expecting a baby in the family and are waiting for the egg to hatch. One day Milo's mum goes looking for food and Dad stays at home to watch the egg while Milo goes out to deliver the post. You are introduced to some of the residents of the North Pole including my sons favourite Mama Oose and get to see whats inside their parcels. Then Milo dicovers a mistake has occured and the egg containing his baby sibling is sitting in his post bag. The joy with Debbie Gliori is the fantastic illustrations and attention to detail in the pictures. You can look for ages to make sure you have seen everything. A real favourite.
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By K. E. Lewis on 10 Mar. 2008
Format: Hardcover
Great book, fantastic illustrations. My son had it from his school as a night time reading book and we loved it so much I had to buy it. There are funny names, post codes etc in the book which make up new words. The fact that I bought it second hand in hard back for only 1.97 was amazing - will definitely try this way of buying again.
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Beautiful illustrations but the story is missing something 16 Dec. 2002
By Wendy Somerlot Bittel - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My kids liked this story but it fails to make some connections for little ones. It is about a little penguin who is about to be a big brother but who is responsible for delivering packages all over the frosty north. All the deliveries are items that mothers are using to take care of their babies. By the end the little Penguin has decided he is ready for his baby brother's egg to hatch. There is no connection that he has learned that taking care of a baby takes a lot of work. If you are looking for a book to introduce big brothers or big sisters to the arrival of a baby this would not be my first recommendation. If you want to introduce the mail system it is pretty decent at describing package delivery.
Toddler Thumbs Up 7 Sept. 2008
By Phoenix Mom - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My almost-three-year-old daughter loves this book. We checked it out from the library along with other penguin books, and this is the one that most captured her imagination, so we decided to buy it. She liked And Tango Makes Three well enough, but it was much more about the parents (Roy and Silo) than about young Tango--Penguin Post is about a young penguin preparing for a new sibling.

In response to earlier reviews: I don't think the point of this book is to get across to youngsters how much work newborns/babies entail, and I don't agree that there are holes in the plot. It appears to me that the point is to bring Milo, a young penguin dubious about the arrival of a new baby, around to getting prepared and even excited about the new sibling and feeling empowered about being an older brother. I think it succeeds in this regard. As I've read this book so many times I can also attest that the egg got into the mail bag when his father set it down to put some packages back in after they fell out--an egg-shaped package got warmed under Dad's fluffed-up feathers instead--not sure about the message this sends concerning parental responsibility, but a young child is probably not going to go there, and will instead just be charmed by the characters and word play.

On the whole, this is a book that both my daughter and I can agree to like--there's some word play for me and nothing that makes me cringe--and she gets to see different types of animal families personified, which is always hit.
Significance in the stars 4 Nov. 2003
By "" - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Milo is the youngest in a family of post-delivering penguins. However, an egg is soon to hatch in his family and Milo is called into service to deliver the mail. Every parcel that Milo delivers contains something to help the pole inhabitants take care of their young. Each of the package recipients inquires about Milo�s soon-to-be new family member. However, Milo is oblivious to the significance of having a new baby in the house until he delivers baby stars to Stella Polaris. It�s at this point that Milo learns he has been carrying the precious soon-to-be hatched egg in his mailbag all day.
The illustrations in this book are imaginative and colorful, however, the story is flat and without much feeling. The character development is weak and the plot only progresses with assistance from the illustrations. Through the pictures we can assume that Milo comes to love and cherish his baby brother, however, the text leaves us wondering upon this matter.
While I do not recommend this book for parents looking to expand their children�s understanding of impending siblings, this fantasy book is an enjoyable fictional journey. In addition, some helpful information could even be gleaned about the postal service.
Pretty Pictures and Play on Words. 4 Mar. 2004
By tvtv3 - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This story is about a young Penguin named Milo. Milo's about to have a baby brother. However, mother has to leave home on a food expedition and father needs to deliver the mail. Somebody has to sit on the egg. Father wants Milo to, but Milo wants to deliver the mail instead. So, Milo sets off an a journey delivering packages to all sorts of residents. He has a grand adventure and returns home for a surprise.
This is a nice, little story. I love penguins and I enjoyed reading through this book. However, it does contain a hole in the plot that will probably confuse readers (I still don't understand how the egg ended up in the bag). However, the pictures are vivid and colorful and the addresses on each package are filled with clever word play that slightly older children will love figuring out. Recommended for early elementary students.
My son loves this 17 April 2013
By AmazonQueen - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 6 year old son LOVES this book. I bought it used at a great price. It came very quickly and the condition is excellent. Great purchase
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