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The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

Narrated by: Maureen Lipman
Length: 50 mins
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Otto isn't an ordinary penguin: he is the first penguin chick to be born that year, which means that it is his job to look after all the other young penguins. But out in the snow and ice of Antarctica, there is an awful lot to learn, and Otto has to discover for himself how to swim, dive, and catch fish before he can teach anyone else. And how will he do that when all the grown-ups are too busy to help?
©2006 Jill Tomlinson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lena K Schroeder
  • 06-03-2019

Not quite right for 2 year old

Lovely reader although she has a heavy Irish accent which was a bit challenging for my 2.5 year old. Also, most of this story is Penguins talking to each other, which is not enough action for my little one, I think. On the plus side, there's nothing scary. Hard to find good audio books for very young children for long drives. This one can work but Frog and Toad or Magic Tree house are much better. I can't speak to how this would be received by an older child, probably would be great.

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  • kikijoshi
  • 24-07-2018

charming and educational!

Loved the story of courage and community. British accent also a plus. My almost 4 yr old was riveted!

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  • Becki
  • 26-11-2012

My son loves it!

My 5 yr old son has this on to go to sleep to every night - I'd say that's a good review!

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  • Ayma 🐱
  • 08-08-2018

A little penguin who wants explore his word

My second audio book that I have finished. This is a cute story made for little kids, and people who want to learn English by listening English stories would like to find THEY CAN UNDERSTAND IT!!!!

I love this story, and it just tells a penguin who just was born from a cold world. He accepted the cold gradually, and loving it! (Quoted from my favorite TV show GET SMART). Penguins Look after Each Other. Eat full, listen to stories, and love keep a little penguin grow up health and warm.

I felt unlucky that I met the cute stories on a grown-up period, but it is never late to start listen as an adult to review the young one, cause the Little Prince still lives in my heart .

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  • Christine
  • 02-04-2013

Brilliant

My 5 and 6 yr old sons just love all Jill Tomlinsons books, but this one in particular. The story is great, really funny and full of animal facts. Maureen Lipman's reading is just brilliant, how she can keep so many voices straight in her head I just don't know. But it makes the story really easy to follow. Highly recommend.

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  • bookworm mummy
  • 02-08-2016

lovely story, filled with facts to subtly teach

I liked hearing about what a penguins life is like, it was a fun story - Finnbar, aged 7

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  • Zora Sana
  • 31-01-2019

loved by my kids

my 5 and 3 years olds loved it and wanting to listen over and over again.