|4 June 2007|
Penguin has been favourably received with Kirkus Reviews writing "Visually, Ben’s contortions and Lion’s aplomb hearken back to early Sendak. While it’s at first unclear whether the immutable Penguin is a stuffed toy, a pet or something else entirely, kids will know—by story’s end at the very latest—that this bird’s a friend. An attractively designed, child-appealing package.". Publishers Weekly found "Dunbar’s (Flyaway Katie ) winsome mixed media illustrations carry the day in a story that pulls a few punches on readers." while Common Sense Media described it as a "Charming, whimsical boy-meets-bird tale."
It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award, the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Children and a Booktrust Early Years Award. It was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was selected by The Sunday Times as one of the best books of 2007 for children 0 to 3 year olds.
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- Nestlé Children's Book Prize
- Red House Children's Book Award
- Booktrust Early Years Awards
- The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards
- The Sunday Times best books of 2007: children from The Sunday Times
- "Penguin brings interactive puppetry to the Fringe". www.edinburghfestival.list.co.uk. The List Ltd. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Long Nose Puppets present Penguin". www.dlwp.com. de la warr pavilion. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- Laura Gooch (23 December 2014). "Penguin, Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, until Sunday, January 4, call .....". The Argus. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
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