Young Ben, excited to unwrap his present, discovers that he has now become the proud owner of a penguin! But delight soon turns to disappointment when, in spite of Ben’s best efforts, Penguin won’t say a word. It is only when Lion finally appears that we, and Ben, are able to find out what’s really been going on in Penguin’s mind. The illustrations in this book are a joy and the last page is a triumph in itself, proving here that a picture really is worth a thousand words.

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