Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets by Alex T Smith (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 at 6:38pm

$16.95 Add to Cart

Meet Mr. Penguin--Adventurer (And Penguin!)
When Mr. Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain, they discover strange noises coming from an old, ruined fortress. Might it be connected to the mystery of missing pets? Why are there shadowy figures lurking about? And will Mr. Penguin conquer his fear of flying?

In Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets, Mr. Penguin has to use his detective skills to help some kids find their missing pet rodents and investigate strange happenings in a palace up on the tallest mountain. Mr. Penguin is a funny, round penguin adventurer that likes food, especially fish. He is clever or at least likes to make himself look clever. I liked how Mr. Penguin turned familiar pfrases into fish themed references such as "holy fish finger sandwiches." You don't have to read the books in this series in order, this is the 3rd book and I hadn't read any of the other ones and it didn't matter for this book. The illustrations and the differently coloured pages were pleasing although it did have a few fonts that were hard to read. Overall this book was humorous, exciting and a bit weird which I like. I give it 4 stars out of 5.

-Jasper, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

More articles from kids-and-baby

See:

Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

- Alex T Smith

Hardcover $16.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $15.26

Mr. Penguin and Colin the Spider encounter spooky adventures after crash-landing on a snow-drenched mountain. From Alex T. Smith's hilarious Mr. Penguin detective series!

"A peppy mystery brimming with absurdity and laughs, suspenseful moments, and detailed two-tone illustrations...kids will eagerly stay tuned." --Booklist


When Mr. Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain, they discover strange noises coming from an old, ruined fortress. Might it be connected to the mystery of missing pets? Why are there shadowy figures lurking about? And will Mr. Penguin conquer his fear of flying?

This second installment in the madcap, page-turning detective series from Alex T. Smith (Claude) is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure and lots of laughs. Black and orange illustrations throughout. Available in eBook.

Also available from Alex T. Smith:
Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise
Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Claude at the Beach
Claude on the Big Screen
Claude at the Circus
Claude in the Country
Claude in the City
Claude on the Slopes
Claude in the Spotlight