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Wings! - Paul Stewart

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Paul Stewart
Paperback / softback
Otter-Barry Books
UK Publication Date

The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING. except Penguin.

"I wish I could fly!" says Penguin sadly.

Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?

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Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers and together with Chris Riddell he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and isnow available in over thirty languages worldwide. Together they also created the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includesFergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner; Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, both Silver Nestl Prize Winners. Paul travelled for many years and lived in Germany and Sri Lanka, teaching English as a foreign language, before returning to England and subsequently becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Brighton with his wife and their two children.

"Paul Stewart's sweet, funny text and Jane Porter's characterful collage illustrations combine into a really heartwarming story about fulfilling your potential and staying content and unique. Everyone has their talent and 'special thing', and sometimes that's different to everyone else's ..What a lovely message from this great big hug of a book."

Book Trust

"The artwork in this book is inspiring picture book that focuses on friendship, team work and building self-esteem."

School Librarian

"A very colourful book that is essentially about friendship, teamwork and building self-esteem. This delightful story of Penguin who yearns to fly is told with humorous text and lovely multi-coloured images. It is amusing and lively while imparting the information so that it will appeal to adults and children alike."


"Paul Stewart's delightful tale of discovering your own special talents, even though they may be different from those around you, is brought to life by Jane Porter's beautiful collage illustrations. Penguin's deepest desire has always been to fly but everything goes wrong. It is only when penguin falls into the sea that he discovers a different way to fly. This heart-warming picture book shows children that everyone has something they're good at. It's simply a matter of finding what it is."

Guardian - Chris Riddell

"Deliciously funny, artfully constructed collage style pictures."

Books for Keeps

"A fantastic book of friendship and working together, with some truly stunning papercraft illustrations."

Read It, Daddy

"I love this story, which is beautifully illustrated by Jane Porter - she depicts all the birds for us so well, and they are utterly delightful; my favourite picture is Owl giving Penguin a big hug. The story shows us how important supportive friends are, and how we all have a special talent, maybe an unexpected one. A lovely book."

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1st paperback ed
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
30 unnumbered

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