by Jez Alborough (Goodreads Author)
Duddly the penguin is so adorable that his siblings won't stop cuddling him. Feeling smothered, Duddly waddles away to find some peace and quiet. Just when he thinks he has gotten what he wants--yikes! A scary discovery shoots him back for a cuddle with his flock of affectionate siblings.
(first published April 1st 1993)
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Dudley is sick of being cuddled all the time by his large extended family pack of penguins. He wanders off in search of solitude and finds an empty cabin. Perfect! Time alone! But all good things must come to an end...and in this case, that's a good thing. Cartoony illustrations make this extra fun. I could see having some fun with "cooties" and "cuddles" during a story time with this one. Preschool - grade 2.
Cuddly Dudley is a great book to read to siblings or friends. It is a great way to talk about how you need friends and siblings in your life so you do not feel lonely. The pictures are not very colorful or very detailed. I think it has to deal with penguins living in the Antarctica so the author is trying to illustrate what their home looks like for children. I would read this to second graders or younger.
A brilliant book to read with younger children! Brilliant use of rhyme and repetition throughout keeps the book engaging and young readers hooked. They sympathise with poor Dudley wanting some space to be alone, and then worry when he gets lost on his own! But the ending always makes them smile because "you're just too cuddly Dudley!"
Jez Alborough is the author-illustrator of the picture-book charmer HUG, his first book about Bobo. He has also created many other celebrated books for children, including SOME DOGS DO — a story about a dog who can fly — and the best-selling Eddie and the Bear books: WHERE'S MY TEDDY?, IT'S THE BEAR!, and MY FRIEND BEAR. Of TALL, he says, "Bobo experiences feeling small as well as feeling tall, bu...moreMore about Jez Alborough...