Penguin by Polly Dunbar

文 / 阿孚

這週二要去上班前就在想說繪本屋沒有進這本書真是太可惜了,沒想到早上點書的時候,JFK就進了2本!簡直可喜可賀、可喜可賀呀!這是一本非常非常可愛的書,維京國際公司有出過中文版翻譯為小企鵝,可是竟然絕版了!絕版了!讓這樣一本好書絕版真是太可惡了,這本可是我見過最可愛的英國繪本了耶!如果我是書商的話我就會搭配一隻企鵝玩偶(但其實我比較喜歡藍獅子),耶誕節作禮物書應該會大賣,哇哈哈!

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. “Hello, Penguin!" says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. “Can’t you talk?" says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks…and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait.

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這是已絕版的中文版封面,橘色的字有點單調。

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這本則是英文版封面,標題非常具有波莉鄧巴的插畫特色唷!

這本書厲害的地方在於,它只用了3個角色,小男孩班、不講話的企鵝、和藍色的獅子,就支撐起一個極富想像力、又捕捉到孩童心理的溫暖故事。

準備好,故事要開始囉!

penguin700小班打開他的禮物,裡面是一隻小企鵝。「嗨!小企鵝。」小班說。

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「我們要玩什麼呢?」小班說。小企鵝什麼也沒說。
「你不會說話嗎?」小班說。小企鵝什麼也沒說。

Penguin-by-Polly-Dunbar-2-048小班對小企鵝搔癢,小企鵝沒有咯咯笑;小班扮鬼臉給小企鵝看,小企鵝也沒有笑出來...

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猜一猜,最後小班能不能讓小企鵝開口說話呢...?

Penguin-by-Polly-Dunbar-2-050小班甚至將企鵝綁在火箭上,射向宇宙飛了一圈...

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和企鵝耗了這麼久,始終一無所獲,小班終於崩潰了...

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更好笑的是小班本來想把企鵝拿去餵獅子,但是獅子不想要吃企鵝,還因為小班太吵了,一口氣把他吞到肚子裡!

Penguin-by-Polly-Dunbar-2-047唉?這時候,企鵝眼神竟然變了唷!

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牠跳上去狠狠咬了獅子的鼻子一口!

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獅子痛到將小班吐了出來。

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小企鵝幾哩瓜拉一口氣和小班講了好多好多好多話,迎向溫馨可愛的小結局。

這是目前為止,全世界我最愛的一本童書,原因如下:

1.懸想性:令人猜想,下一步小班會對企鵝做什麼?為什麼企鵝都不說話?牠什麼時候才會說話呢?能夠帶著滿滿的好奇心一直看到最後。

2.創意性:從一開始小班收到一隻企鵝當作禮物,就是個顛覆正常邏輯的展開,甚至到發射火箭、被獅子一口吞掉等意料不到的劇情,會讓讀者們看得樂不可支。

3.知識性:運用重複的句子[Penguin says nothing]引起讀者的好奇,並從精簡的句子中可學習各種動作的詞彙和使用方式。

4.藝術性:喜歡作家簡單的圖案、自由的排版、繽紛的用色,還有準確地捕捉到孩子的神韻。

edbookfest8作者的名字是波莉.鄧巴Polly Dunbar。

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她是英國插畫家,16歲即開始畫插畫,並於英國布萊頓大學獲得插畫學位,目前居住於倫敦,為專業童書作家與插畫家。她是著名的作家Joyce Dunbar的女兒,母女兩人合著《Shoe Baby》一書。她最暢銷的書《小企鵝》(Penguin)拿下2007英國雀巢銀牌獎“The Nestle Silver award 2007” ,2007英國圖書信託童書大獎“The Book trust early Years award 2007”及 2008紅房子兒童圖書獎“The Red house award 2008”等獎項,並入圍英國凱特格林威獎。

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她另外一套書《莉莉和好朋友系列》我也超級超級喜歡。

Polly Dunbar is one of the brightest new talents in the world of children’s books. The author-illustrator of Flyaway Katie and Dog Blue, she also illustrated Shoe Baby , by her mother Joyce Dunbar, My Dad’s a Birdman by David Almond, and Here’s a Little Poem by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Polly co-runs a touring puppet company called Long Nose Puppets and was selected as the 2006 National Children’s Book Week artist.

Polly Dunbar studied illustration at Brighton Art School and now lives and works in London. Author and illustrator of PenguinDog Blue and Flyaway Katie, she thinks that colour is a brilliant way to cheer yourself up and whenever she’s feeling grey, she puts on her best pink frock and paints! Polly is the daughter of the distinguished author Joyce Dunbar who she collaborated with on the picture book Shoe Baby. She is also the illustrator of My Dad’s a Birdman, written by David Almond, and Here’s a Little Poem, an anthology of poems for very young children. Polly was one of the Best New Illustrators 2008 and Booktrust’s fourth writer in residence read her blog. Polly lives and works in Brighton.

作家網站:http://www.pollydunbar.com/

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