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  • Published: 3 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761341830
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.99

The Littlest Penguin

and the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

The adorable little penguins come waddling and tumbling out of the water and up the hill, back to their burrows on the island . . . But that’s just the end of an even more amazing story.
Where have they been? What adventures did they have? A charming story for young readers that follows a group of gorgeous little penguins out to sea and back to their beloved Phillip Island.

Beautifully illustrated on every page and packaged as a small gift-hardback format, this is as irresistible as the cuddly little birds the story is based on.

Created in partnership with the Penguin Foundation and based on the amazing journey behind Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, including a non-fiction section with all you need to know about these wonderful little birds.

Come on an incredible journey with Little Penguin, Scruffy, Cheeky and Big Chick as they go out to sea for the very first time. And learn everything you need to know about our real-life little penguins too.

  • Published: 3 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761341830
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Jedda Robaard

Jedda Robaard is an Australian author, illustrator and designer, based in Southern Tasmania, Australia. She is known internationally for her sweet and whimsical style of illustration.
Jedda studied as a commercial artist in 1992 and after an initial career in graphic design moved her focus to illustration. She has been illustrating and writing children’s books since 2011 and has over 50 books published.
Her books are sold internationally and have been published in many languages.

The Penguin Foundation

The Penguin Foundation raises funds to protect Phillip Island's native wildlife and enhance the natural environment through research, conservation and education programs.

Praise for The Littlest Penguin

[An] absolutely exquisite gem of a book . . . It is honestly, just adorable from start to finish.

Sue Warren, Just so stories

Jedda Robaard’s chapters follow the everyday life of the little penguins, with their curiosities, fears, joys, and friendships. Their challenges are huge. Their adventures exciting. Their cosy burrows are a safe place called home. I love this book for so many reasons . . . The gift size hardback book itself is a treasure with its beautiful water colour illustrations throughout the simple but beautiful text. Highly Recommended.

Susanne Gervay, Reading Time

A treasure trove for young minds . . . not only a captivating story but also a window into the fascinating world of the penguin.

South Gippsland Sentinel Times

With its unique blend of narrative and non-fiction, this book becomes more than just a tale - it's a companion for exploration and learning.

Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser

A really, really cute little book and . . . a great story

Trevor Chappell, ABC Radio Melbourne/Victoria

[An] absorbing, beautifully illustrated novel for younger readers [and] an extensive information section to tell the reader more . . . I adored it.

Barbara Braxton, The Australian Teacher Librarian Network

. . . a charming, educational book with information about the Penguin Parade and Penguin Facts following the story. It is a must for schools to raise awareness of these beautiful animals and the part they play within our environment [and] a wonderful gift for children and adults alike.

Sandy Driessens, Storylinks

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Look inside The Littlest Penguin

Sneak a peek inside this adorable full-colour hardback created in partnership with the Penguin Foundation.

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