The greatest penguin-explorer the world has ever known is back and is as awesome as she was in her first book (which if you haven’t read then you definitely should). Nellie often makes mistakes, like accidentally floating from the South Pole to the North Pole, and forgetting to close the hatch on the submarine that she hitches a lift back with. And there are plenty more mistakes in her latest adventure.
Having been rescued by Captain Beardy-Beard, Nellie Choc-Ice is happily aboard his submarine making her way back to the South Pole. But life is never straight forward for Nellie and when the submarine makes a fuel-stop in New York the ship becomes the target of a hijack (not to be confused with, “Hi Jack”). Can bird-brain Nellie come up with a plan and save the ship and herself from the mean Mr. Big…
A funny ocean adventure about the many mistakes and mishaps of Macaroni Penguin, Nellie Choc-Ice. Loveable and ‘helpful’ Nellie often has the best intentions but things just never quite work out right which is a good thing as it provides lots of moments that will have readers laughing and smiling. On her journey, Nellie is keen to learn all about submarines and asks lots of questions that are accurately answered by Captain Beardy-Beard. Nellie learns that a submarine is a machine and it is not powered by mackerel, unlike her (LOL).
Featuring delightful illustrations throughout, this is another lovely read for newly independent readers in the ‘Little Gems’ series by the brilliant Barrington Stoke. Added extras come in the form of penguin facts and a spot the difference that can be found on the inside front and back covers.
Lots of mistakes, lots of fun and lots and lots of mackerel. I love Nellie Choc-Ice and I’m sure readers will too.
Recommended for 5+.