Dudley is a penguin - a very cuddly penguin. He's so cuddly that his brothers and sisters won't leave him alone. Wherever he goes, they follow, demanding a cuddle. Fed-up with all this, Dudley goes looking for a place where he can play on his own. After walking for some time, he comes to a little hut that looks just right and seems to be empty - so Dudley makes himself at home. But the other penguins follow his waddleprints and find him. "Can we come in?" they ask. "No, you jolly well can't," says Dudley. "I'm very busy and I don't want to be disturbed." Alone again, he dives into the bath, tihinking how happy he's going to be on his own. But then the man who owns the hut returns. "What an adorable penguin!" he exclaims, and he too wants a cuddle! Dudley flees out into the snow ...Soon, he's lost and rather lonely. It's getting dark. He climbs a tall hill ...and there at the bottom are his brothers and sisters. Dudley rushes down and they have the best huddling, waddling, cuddling session ever, until ..."Give us a cuddle!" The man appears and all the penguins, led by Dudley, turn and run! Jez Alborough was runner-up for the Mother Goose Award in 1985. For Walker Books he has written and illustrated "Cupboard Bear", "Willoughby Wallaby", "Beaky", "Esther's Trunk", "Where's My Teddy?" and its sequel "It's the Bear!".
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Jez Alborough is a hugely popular, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, well-known for his stories about Bobo the chimp, star of Hug (9780744582734), Tall (9781406301731) and Yes (9781406304565), as well as his tales about Eddy and the Bear, which inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey.From Publishers Weekly:
Although Alborough's illustrations are animated and action-filled, his story of Cuddly Dudley--unlike his clever Where's My Teddy? --seems both hackneyed and predictable. Since this "adorable" penguin's family can't "resist having a huddle and a waddle and a cuddle with him," poor Dudley leaves home to find a spot where he can play without being disturbed. When his siblings follow his "waddleprints" to the cabin, Cuddly Dudley turns away each relative with cartoon-style irascibility; enter a man in a furry parka who chases the put-upon penguin "all around the house and out into the snow," shouting "Give me a cuddle!" When Dudley finally escapes and wends his way home, he and his brothers and sisters have "the best huddling, waddling, cuddling session that they'd ever had. Until . . . "--at the turn of the last page, the Eskimo man arrives and races after them all. With its one-dimensional characters and mass-market style, this penguin tale proves too cutesy for words--and, no doubt, for many tastes. Children's BOMC selection. Ages 3-up.
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd 1994, 1994. Book Condition: New. New paperback. May show some slight shelf wear but content fine and unread. Remains of sticker to cover. Bookseller Inventory # A171172
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110744536073