Written and Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
Mr. Penguin is a Professional Adventurer with a spider for an assistant. (Colin the Spider communicates by writing on a pad.) When he receives a request for help from the Museum of Extraordinary Objects, Mr. Penguin sets off for the museum. The museum is in sad shape and needs to find a treasure the deceased owner hid somewhere. Mr. Penguin and Colin are greeted by Miss Bones and her brother, Montague, current owners. Working from the first clue, the four of them find more clues and a lot of danger. Will they find the treasure? Who else is searching for it? Will the alligators get them?
First in a new series written and illustrated by the author/illustrator of the Stanley series, this is a fun and exciting adventure for early readers. Of course, many of the situations the characters find themselves in are a little beyond believable. But what do you expect from a penguin and his spider partner? Their methods are great, though. They show how to re-interpret clues and use a map.
Looking forward to more from Mr. Penguin and Colin.
- Title: Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure
- Author/Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
- Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, 2019
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 212 pages
- Grade Level: 2 to 5
- Genre: Chapter book, Humor, Mystery
- ISBN: 978-1-68263-120-1