Book Review: Delightfully Different Dilly by Elizabeth Dale

Delightfully Different Dilly by Elizabeth Dale follows Dilly the penguin who is born different. But her parents think that she is perfect, from the top of her head to the bottom of her foot. The other babies notice that Dilly is different but soon accept her and love her different ways of doing things. The adults aren’t so sure, though. Can the younger generation convince their parents that there’s space for Dilly? And maybe that positive change can be a good thing?


Thank you to NetGalley for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Delightfully Different Dilly is a beautifully illustrated story that teaches about kindness.

Dilly is a cute and fluffy character who readers will instantly warm to, but her story is a big one. Instead of focusing on how Dilly is different from the others and how she can’t do the things that they can, I love the shift in focus on how everybody else is the same and that Dilly can do things that the others can’t.

The story also looks at how the younger generation can help to convince their parents that there’s space for penguins Dilly which I think is another highly relevant message, as it is important that we teach our children about diversity and inclusivity so that they can pave the way for a better future.

This is a brilliant book for young readers that teaches an important lesson in an easy-to-understand way, and it would make a great addition to any bookshelf.


Delightfully Different Dilly by Elizabeth Dale
Release Date: 20th July 2021
Print Length: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Happy Yak

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