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by Jez Alborough (Goodreads Author)
Dudley is so lovely and cuddly that his brothers and sisters just can't leave him alone - even when he wants some time to himself. So Dudley sets off alone across the tundra, until he discovers that maybe being with friends - and being incredibly cuddly - isn't so bad after all.
Unknown Binding, 25 pages
Published December 3rd 2007 by Not Avail
(first published January 1st 1993)
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This is a sweet book about a little penguin called Dudley. All his brothers and sisters want to cuddle him and he gets fed up of being followed and cuddled because he is cute. Dudley wanders off and comes across a cabin, which he then goes in and explores. There is a tap at the window....who is it? its his brothers and sisters who have followed his footprints in to snow. Just as Dudley is enjoying himself swimming in the bath there is another tap at the window. this time it is a human who chases ...more
Dudley is a penguin with a very large family and he wants his alone time. He takes off looking for a nice relaxing spot to call his own. This story is a great read aloud for kindergarten or first grade. Students can all relate to Dudley, being at school and needing some alone or quite time away from the whole class. This could lead into a conversation about self control. I would include this book in my classroom library all year. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a fun read alou ...more
This was a book my mom use to read to my brother and I when we were younger. Another reason I chose this book was because I love penguins and it was a cute story about giving hugs! I love the message that it sends to young children, sometimes being alone isn't always fun!
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.
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.
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...