Petr Horáček’s most philosophical picture book yet, focusing on themes around identity and belonging. Blue Penguin is not accepted by his community because he looks different from them. In his lonely dreams he envisions a white whale which moves him to make up a song. Its spiritual quality leads Blue Penguin to friendship and the inspiration to create a new song that everyone can share. The textured illustrations with a colour palette focused on blue and white perfectly evoke the mysticism of the snowy landscape.
For more penguin philosophy, see:
Jory John and Lane Smith: Penguin Problems (9781406379150), Walker £7.99