Penguin – the show!
I was lucky enough to be working at Walker when this book was being published and I instantly fell in love with it. Polly’s illustrations are charming and this is an absolute favourite in our house. Happily I’ve met the original Penguin that the story was based on when Polly popped into the Walker offices to do some promotional work for the book. He was lovely!
I would love to take Milo to see the show but I am not too sure if he is old enough to sit through it yet. He still can’t make it through an episode of Charlie and Lola without wanting to dash off somewhere! Real life puppets might be a different thing though and the website does say that there is “a separate seating area for the children, allowing them to feel free to express their relationship with the story.” Milo sometimes expresses himself very loudly and this would be my concern! I really want to see it though just for myself. There are plenty of tour dates left so take a look and try, try, try to get to one as I am sure it will be brilliant.