The curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown
Although this is another book about an orphan trying to find his family, it has a twist. Bolt is invited to Bulgaria by a Baron. thinking he was finally finding out about his family, Bolt discovers that the Baron is 12 and shouts all the time. He also bites and Bolt becomes half boy and half penguin. This is only the start of Bolt’s adventures. I thought this was a readable book, although a bit on the silly side. Children 8+ may like this book.
Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old