We have an adored collection of Oliver Jeffers books and I decided to take a risk with the dvd (not often being a fan of books turned into films). I have to say honestly however that this film is stunning! It left my 4 year old in tears, the first time he's ever really shown any real emotion to stories. He was broken hearted when the boy and the penguin said goodbye and then cried buckets with happiness when they found each other again and cuddled. The graphics are perfect and are accompanied by gorgeous music. The pace of the film is just right for young children and of course the makers couldn't have chosen a better narrator than Jim Broadbent. I would love them to do the same with the other Jeffers books, this really brings to life an already delightful book. Although not a review option, I'm going with 6 stars!!
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