Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets


Mr Penguin is back, bravely solving mysteries with his trusty, kung-fu kicking friend, Colin the spider. This time, disaster strikes when their plane crash lands on a snow covered mountainside. Fortunately, rescue is at hand and Mr Penguin and his friends take shelter in a remote village which just happens to have a mystery of its own. Can Mr Penguin locate the missing pets, including Colonel Tuftybum, beloved pet of his rescuers? Can he find out what is making the strange noises which are coming from the fortress on the mountain opposite? And will he ever get back to Cityville and a fish finger sandwich?


I adored the first Mr Penguin adventure and dressed up as the penguin himself, complete with Colin, for World Book Day.


The stories are an absolute joy to read, full of humour and fun! Mr Penguin is such an appealing character, trying to do the right thing even when his tummy is rumbling and he would rather be sitting in his little office, eating a fish finger sandwich! Colin is pure genius- feisty and loyal- with his pad ever ready to communicate his thoughts. There is plenty to appeal to adults as well as children!


The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures on every page. Most pictures are black and white, but there are orange highlights throughout. The level of detail is amazing and full of gentle humour.


Reluctant readers do not stand a chance with these wonderful books on offer! Although funny, Alex T Smith uses a rich and interesting vocabulary which adds to the enjoyment of the story. I can’t wait for book three! Fabulous!

Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets Alex T Smith

Hodder Children’s ISBN: 978-1444932096

You can read our review of Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure here.