A heartwarming story about overcoming fears and the meaning of success
Poppy the Penguin comes from a long line of circus performers. Many skills have been passed down from penguin to penguin. However, Poppy soon decides that performing in the family circus is not for her, as she prefers to feel calm and in control. But the hardest thing is not juggling, or riding a unicycle--it's telling her mum that she doesn't want to perform any more. Her bravery is worth it when Poppy discovers a better role--organizing and coordinating the whole show. And what a show it turns out to be! This tale of overcoming shyness and lack of confidence is both a funny and sensitive parody of the record-breaking movie The Greatest Showman, and a celebration of girl power!
About the Author
Lucy Freegard graduated with an MA in children's book illustration from Cambridge School of Art in 2015. Since then, she has worked on a range of projects, from writing and illustrating picture books such as Ballet Bunnies, Just Like Mommy, Just Like Daddy, and The Big Stink, to designing soft toys and greetings cards.