Sunk is a fun story of some penguins who want to become pirates and set off in their boat on the quest to find some treasure but it rips and they end up sinking where they discover much more than they imagined!
The children thought this was a brilliant book and they enjoyed all the silliness and humour throughout but there is still a great message for them to learn from the book. I think it's great that we got to see that the treasure wasn't the most important part of the day for the penguins but the journey they took and the friends they met on the way. The children were pleased to see how the book ended and liked looking at how everyone was having such fun, some of them wished that they could join in too!
I like the characters in the book as it was fun for the children to see the penguins and animals be something else for the day which is unusual as you don't tend to see many animals dress up and play pretend and it's something the children can relate to as they like to do that.
The illustrations in the book are fantastic. The characters are all so cute and fun to look at and each page has lots of detail showing each thing that the animals were going through at the time. I like the smaller details as well like how the writing was so small for the animal in need of saving and how the writing went down when the boat sunk, not something the preschool children will understand but great for older children to see the words being used in the illustrations this way.
Sunk is a brilliant book that the children really enjoyed reading, it made them happy to see all that happened to penguin and his friends, a great story!
We've had every Biddulph book the library can offer (still trying to persuade them to buy 'Kevin'!) and loved them all. This follows on, in a way, from Blown Away - same Penguin Blue character (and the monkey with kite can be seen in one scene), but can easily be read as a standalone.
In easy, flowing rhyme, Penguin Blue and his friends play pirates. Though their adventure takes them far away from home, over the (seven) seas, to islands and meeting various creatures along the way. Can they find treasure?
A pleasure to read aloud, the only issues I had were with the text changing direction and being a too-similar colour to the background on occasion, making a few lines hard to spot and read. Though of course this eases on a second reading.
I read this to my 6 year old who has loved Biddulph's books over the last few years, and he enjoyed it too. He especially liked the final page, a great ending.
For ages around 3-6. A talent to keep an eye on, not a weak publication yet.
Another brilliant book from Rob Biddulph. Our family love Blown Away, Grrrr!, and Odd Dog Out - and Sunk!, which brings back Penguin Blue, this time mixing with Pirates and other characters, with again a lovely mix of humour and emotion. It is beautifully written with very clever rhyming prose, wonderful illustrations, and lovely characters, some old favourites and some new. Stunning.