This is book number 2 in the Spy Penguins series.
In this hilarious second novel in Sam Hay and Marek Jagucki's action packed illustrated chapter book series, Spy Penguins: The Spy Who Loved Ice Cream, two young adventure-loving and gadget-obsessed penguins must prove their favorite uncle is innocent before the Frosty Bureau of Investigation locks him away forever!
Jackson and Quigley were this close to joining the FBI (Frosty Bureau of Investigation), until Jackson’s mom found out and they ended up scrubbing seagull poop instead. At least they have Uncle Bryn’s birthday party to look forward to. But when they get to the Ice Cream parlor, the FBI agents are acting strange. Instead of talking, Uncle Bryn and his friends just finish their glowing green ice cream, then jump into a waiting ice cream truck and disappear.
It's obvious that something has gone very, very wrong, and now Uncle Bryn is suspected of being a master thief! Can Jackson and Quigley solve the case before Uncle Bryn is locked away forever?
"Chock full of penguin-themed wordplay...This light, funny adventure series will appeal to elementary school mystery fans." —School Library Journal on Spy Penguins
Sam Hay is the author of more than forty books for children including Spy Penguins, the Undead Pets series, and the Stella and the Night Sprites series. Raised in Scotland and trained as a journalist in Edinburgh, Sam became a full-time writer when her first baby was born and now lives in Wales with her husband and two children.
Sam Hay is the author of over thirty books for children including the Undead Pets series and Stella and the Night Spirits. Sam trained as a journalist in Edinburgh. After starting out in newspapers, Sam moved to London where she worked for BBC television for ten years. She still believes working on daily live television is the perfect brain-trainer for life! Sam became a full-time writer when her first baby was born and now lives in Wales with her husband and two children who provide the inspiration for many of her stories.
Praise for Spy Penguins:
"Two young penguins angling for jobs with the FBI (Frosty Bureau of Investigation) solve a dastardly ecocrime in this Antarctic antic... Jagucki slips comical cartoon scenes featuring anthropomorphic penguins of diverse breed into the well-leaded narrative... fans will flock to their future capers." —Booklist
"Penguin details (“Quigley puffed up his feathers”) and humor (“There was one tiny, krill-sized problem with this plan”) by Hay (the Undead Pets series) build the world alongside cartoon illustrations by Jagucki. A quick pace, an engaging mystery, and attempted inventions—a pair of invisibility suits made of sardines that uses “the same scientific principles” as the fish—will keep readers hooked on this series opener." —Publishers Weekly
"The first in a new series, this is chock full of penguin-themed wordplay, including a popular penguin pop star named Justin Beaker. Quigley’s inventions, including an “invisibility suit” made of sardine poop, are quirky and fun, as are Jackson’s attempts to distract his mom from discovering his spy exploits. This light, funny adventure series will appeal to elementary school mystery fans." —School Library Journal