The Abominable Snow Penguin

Steve Hartley

Illustrated by Bernice Lum

Ages 7 to 9
27 February 2014
208 pages


Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me 'Oliver Fibbs') and sometimes my life gets a little DAB - Dull And Boring. So from time to time I 'get creative' with the truth at Show and Tell. Although I honestly am a Defender of Planet Earth, just like Agent Q in my favourite comics, and right now my uncle, the world-famous explorer, Sir Randolph, is lost in the Antarctic and it’s up to me to find him. Plus a new ice age is about to freeze the Earth unless I find a way to stop it – there are evil snow beasts on the loose and – OK, maybe I’m exaggerating . . .

But as I keep telling everyone, THEY’RE NOT FIBS, THEY’RE STORIES!

We read the last two Oliver Fibbs last summer when we were away on holiday. They marked the first time that H had read a book under the covers when he was supposed to be going to sleep. These books are great fun and The Abominable Snow Penguin sees Oliver Tibbs (or Fibbs) having more madcap adventures.